The government has announced the granting of approval to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to employ 9,323 new trained teachers after securing funds for their emoluments.

President John Dramani Mahama who announced this at the commissioning of a 24-classroom block at Ekumfi Otuam Thursday, said he has directed the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to ensure that documents covering the aforementioned number of trained teachers are processed early and placed on the Mechanized Payroll.

This, he said, is to enable the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department effect payment of their salaries in time.

“This will reduce the incidence of arrears to be paid to staff,” he noted.

Their appointment takes effect October 1, 2015.

A document from the Finance Ministry dated September 10, 2015, signed by its Chief Director, Major (Rtd) M. S. Tara and addressed to the Hon. Minister of Education and cited by attests to the engagement of the 9,323 newly trained teachers.

“Financial clearance is hereby granted to enable the Ghana Education Service (GES) to engage the services of nine thousand, three hundred and twenty-three (9,323) newly trained teachers.”

“By a copy of this letter, the Controller and Accountant-General is requested to effect the payment of their salaries and make appropriate deductions of Social Security and Income Tax to SSNIT and the Domestic Tax Division of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) respectively.”