The Realities of Teacher Distribution in Primary and Junior High Schools in Ghana: Experiences of Rural Areas in Sekyere Central District

  • Moses Azerimi Azewara St. Monica's College of Education, P.O.Box 250 Mampong-Ashanti, Ghana https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8248-8254
  • Okyere Korankye St. Monica's College of Education, P.O.Box 250 Mampong-Ashanti, Ghana
  • Emmanuel Amankwah St. Monica's College of Education, P.O.Box 250 Mampong-Ashanti, Ghana
  • Matthew Takyi Department of Social Sciences, Berekum College of Education, Berekum
Keywords: realities, teacher distribution, primary schools, junior high schools, rural areas, Ghana

Abstract

The study critically looked at teacher distribution in Ghana's Primary and Junior High Schools in Sekyere Central District; in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Data were gathered from Education Monitoring Information Systems (EMIS) from the District Education Office, Nsuta for the analysis. Evidence from the rural communities in teacher deployment for the 2021 academic year for 10 rural Primary Schools and 5 Junior High Schools depicted a gloomy picture because there was uneven teacher deployment to these areas where their services are needed. There was a huge teacher deficit in the rural communities so the question of quality and equitable education will not be achieved if policymakers fail to provide incentive packages to the rural teachers. The paper recommends that rural teachers' conditions of service should be different from those of their colleagues in the urban areas. When this is done, teacher manpower utilization and retention of teachers in rural communities would be improved.
Published
2021-07-24
How to Cite
Moses Azerimi Azewara, Okyere Korankye, Emmanuel Amankwah, & Matthew Takyi. (2021). The Realities of Teacher Distribution in Primary and Junior High Schools in Ghana: Experiences of Rural Areas in Sekyere Central District. Social Education Research, 2(2), 230-240. https://doi.org/10.37256/ser.222021939