Government has extended for two months contracts for auxiliary teachers who were deployed across the country, a statement from the Ministry of Education has said.
The teachers were recruited to help de-congest classrooms as one of the preventive measures in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government through the Ministries of Education and Local Government recruited 3,270 auxiliary teachers to play a crucial role in decongesting classes amidst the pandemic.
The teachers were taken from the Initial Primary Teacher Education (IPTE 13) cohort.
The Ministry of Education, in conjunction with the Ministry of Local Government, sourced funds to provide to Local Councils to recruit 3,270 auxiliary teachers from the IPTE 13 cohort to fill existing vacancies in various Primary Schools across all the 28 Local Councils in the country.