Tamale Metro redeploys 128 teachers

poor teacherThe Tamale Metropolitan Directorate of Education has redeployed 128 excess teachers serving in schools in the Metropolis to 22 districts where their services are required in the Northern Region.

Alhaji Mohammed Abdul-Rahman Sanni, Tamale Metropolitan Director of Education, who announced this at a meeting in Tamale, said other affected teachers who already had gotten the assurances from the districts to work there would be posted to those areas.

The meeting, organised by Net Organisation for Youth Empowerment and Development (NOYED-Ghana), was to discuss the on-going teacher redeployment and rationalization exercise in the Metropolis and its implications on education delivery.

Alhaji Abdul Hanan said the exercise formed part of the on-going nationwide teacher redeployment and rationalization to ensure equitable distribution of teachers.

He said a head count of teachers in the Tamale Metropolis revealed that whiles some schools were understaffed by a total of 122 workers; others were overstaffed by a total of 579 workers.

He said the overstaffing included Arabic instructors, teaching and non-teaching staff, at both basic and senior high schools and workers in various offices of education in the Metropolis.

He said all unit managers were tasked to serve all affected teachers and workers with redeployment notices as well as to counsel them to prepare for the exercise.

He said when the exercise was completed it would make teachers improve upon their performances as well decongest the teacher population in the Metropolis.

Mr Alhassan Abdulai Iddi, Director of NOYED-Ghana, said NOYED-Ghana was working on a project dubbed: “Improving Teacher Capacity for Better Delivery, which sought to advocate and demand effective deployment and redeployment of teachers to where their services were needed.

Mr Iddi said effective teacher deployment and redeployment coupled with increased supervision would greatly improve the standard of education in the communities.

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