The Education Ministry has denied claims by the National Council of Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) that ‘inexperienced’ personnel of the Nation Builders Corp (NABCo) have taken over the job of teaching in Senior High Schools under the double track system.
Deputy Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has explained that the NABCo personnel only provide assistance to teachers in various schools and have no other role in the teaching process.
“We can never replace teachers with NABCO personnel. They are to assist the trained teachers not to take over the teaching process,” he stated.
President of the Association, Alexander Yaw Danso, had said the standard of education was beginning to dwindle as a result of the unprofessional behaviours exhibited by some teachers and headmasters.
“There are some schools that I visited and the only teachers you will see there are NABCo teachers and I ask, what experience do they have? For some places, they do not have chemistry and physics teachers,” he said.
But Dr Osei Adutwum, responding on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem Thursday said the Ghana Education Service has deployed teachers to the various schools, adding that NABCO personnel are expected to do minor teaching activities.
He said his outfit had enough teachers and wouldn’t rely on NABCO recruits to handle the teaching.
To Dr Osei Adutwum, the claims that NABCO recruits have taken over teaching because teachers for the green track are on vacation is not true.
“NABCO recruits are not to be substantive teachers or take over the work and methodology of the teaching,” he reiterated.