The Ghana Education Service has with immediate effect ordered all teachers on Compulsory retirement to as a matter of urgency ,leave the service.
In a letter dated June 5,2017 and signed by the Acting Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwaku Owusu Amankwah,and copied to all Regional, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Directors of Education, all teachers who were on compulsory retirement and still at post were been ordered to quit the job immediately.
According to the letter,the GES has learnt that teachers who were supposed to go on their compulsory retirement were still at post.
The letter made reference to article 199.(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana which specified age 60 as the compulsory retirement age of all employees in the public service.
Reference was also made to the Condition of Service of Teachers in the GES,which stipulates that members were expected to leave the service at the specified retirement age as enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
According to the letter,no teacher will be reengaged after his or her retirement.
Teachers who submitted application for changes of their dates of birth were also told to leave the service if they were 60 years as at the date the letter was written so that their changes can be worked on .