2006-10-02 12:50:04This article has been read 640 times.
The Northern Region National Service Secretariat has recruited some 800 volunteer teachers to teach in rural and deprived basic schools in the region.
The Secretariat undertook the recruitment in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) to fill vacancies in schools throughout the country.
About 4,000 Service Personnel who had completed their service nationwide had applied to teach as volunteers.
Mr. Silas Nantogmah, Northern Region Coordinator of the National Service Scheme (NSS), told the GNA in Tamale on Monday that 72 retired teachers were among those recruited.
He explained that those recruited were purposely to teach and therefore appealed to parents not to put pressure on the secretariat to post their wards to other professional areas. "Your wards are now adults and you should allow them to stay away from you to gain some experience, which would be useful to them in the future", Mr. Nantogmah said.
He told the volunteers to report to their stations as soon as they received their letters of appointment and assured them of ready accommodation.