The proposal was dropped by the Ministry of Finance in line with Government’s decision to freeze employment into the civil and Public Service. No Recruitment in to civil and public service in 2023 – Ken Ofori-Atta
According to Eduwatch’s Analysis, this will negatively impact education Service delivery as about 16,500 College of Education graduates, 4,246 University Graduate Teachers and 10, 800 non-Teaching Staff may not be recruited in the financial year requested by the education sector Agencies.
Cost of recruiting 4,246 Graduate Teachers for a period of 9 months taking into account the recruitment period at an average salary of GHs2,684.
Cost of recruiting 10,800 Non-Teaching Staff for a period of 9 months with an average salary of GHS 1,600.
Amounted to the Ministry of Education Request for GH¢302.4 million.
According to Eduwatch’s analysis, Budget allocation to the Ministry of Education over the years has always been skewed towards the payment of Salaries and allowances to Teachers and other educational workers.
Between the years 2021-2023, an average of 60.53 per cent of sector’s budget allocation from all funding sources was allocated to compensation of employees.
In the 2023 budget, an amount of GH¢15.2 billion, representing 61.5 Percent of the total budget allocation to education from all funding sources has been embarked for the payment of salaries and allowances under Compensation of Employees.
From GoG through the Consolidated Fund and Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA) i.e. petroleum revenues, Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) Funding sources, whooping 82.9 per cent of the 2023 allocation going into compensation of employees.
source; Africa Education Watch Analysis of the 2023 Education Budget.