Members of the Unemployed Teachers Association, UTA, had expressed deep resentment over what it term as high teacher deficit in public schools across the country.

To this effect, the association intend to picket at the premises of the Ministry of Education on Monday July 17 to register their displeasure on the continuous ban with regards to recruitment of certified teachers.

It observed that massive vacancies if left unfilled would jeopardized the future of the Ghanaian student.

In a release signed by its National President, Alhassan Baako Mohammed and copied to GBC URA Radio, UTA lamented that successive governments have failed in their bid to engage the high number of trained teachers and if care is not taken, the tendency will result to creating a semi-illiterate Ghanaian society in which students who otherwise would have been leaders of the country could merely read, write and speak English.

It added that there is no justification to mortgage the education of the Ghanaian child.

UTA is hereby asking the Ministry of Education to as a matter of concern call is leaders to the negotiation table and work to remove the ban on recruitment of teachers.

Moreover, the association is requesting the ministry to give clearance for the employment and posting of its members to teach in the public schools across the country.

It warned that if government fails to uphold their demand, the last option will be to picket the premises of the Ministry Of Education.

Source: GBC