The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghana Education Service (GES) to recruit 10,000 qualified persons to serve the Secondary, Junior High and Primary schools across the country.

The over 10,000 personnel would serve as kitchen assistants, security guards and teaching assistants to augment and fill the gaps within the GES.

Giving a short address on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer of YEA, a Deputy CEO in Charge of Operations, Alhaji Bashiru Ibrahim, said the current agreement was the third MoU with the GES.

He mentioned that the YEA, in 2015 and 2018, signed MoUs with the GES, and was having good working relations as far as those agreements were concerned.

According to him, the latest agreement would enable the YEA to recruit 4,000 kitchen assistants, 4,000 security guards and 4,000 teaching assistants in a bid to beef up staffing situations in schools across the country.

“This MoU is for the YEA to assist the GES to run educational services effectively, and in doing so, they need requisite staff, hence the YEA is coming on board to assist the GES in some respective areas by recruiting teaching assistants, kitchen assistants, and security guards for schools,” he said.

Alhaji Bashiru Ibrahim noted that persons who would be recruited as teaching assistants in the Senior, Junior and Primary schools must have a minimum qualification of a Diploma certificate.

This set of personnel, according to him, shall receive a monthly allowance of GHC 1,000.00. He averred that the YEA had recognized the qualifications within the GES, and decided to follow that to recruit the teaching assistants under the programme.

For both the security guards and kitchen staff, they will receive GHC500 as a monthly allowance. He explained that the YEA was supporting the GES with part of its entitlements under the GETFund, and called on prospective applicants to apply for any of the vacancies listed above.

For his part, Mr. Stephen Kweku Owusu, GES Deputy Director-General of Management Service, expressed gratitude to the YEA for assisting the Service in that regard.

According to him, the over 10,000 personnel, when recruited, would go a long way to help the GES augment its staff, and reduce the pressure on already existing staff. This, he said, would boost teaching and learning for better results in schools.