Ghana is "exporting" graduate teachers to Uganda to help meet the shortage caused by the expulsion of non citizen Asians.
GV & SV Conference building
SV Graduate teacher seated
SV Mr. E.V. Wiredu addressing teachers
SCU Mr. J.R. Kabuzi listening
SV other teachers listening
SV Graduate teachers receiving visa and copies of agreement between Ghana and Uganda (6 shots)
SV Teacher listening as Mr. Kabuzi briefs them (3 shots)
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Background: Ghana is "exporting" graduate teachers to Uganda to help meet the shortage caused by the expulsion of non citizen Asians.
The teachers are going to Uganda under a technical, cultural and economic agreement signed between Ghana and Uganda in Kampala last month.
Fifty nine Ghanaian teachers will leave for Kampala on August 12 to teach in technical and secondary schools. A further 24 teachers should eventually go.
On Thursday (August 2) the first batch of teachers attended a brief course in Accra. They were addressed by officials of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sorts, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ugandan High Commission.
The teachers will work in Uganda for two years. Their contracts may be extended if necessary.
Ghana newspapers said the teachers were going in a spirit of African unity and co-operation.
SYNOPSIS: In a Ministry of Education building in Accra, Ghana on Thursday, fifty-nine graduate teachers were briefed for foreign service.
The teachers are being "exported" to Uganda to help cope with a shortage of teachers there.
The teachers were addressed by officials from the Ghana Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ugandan High Commission.
They are being sent under technical, cultural and economic agreement signed between Ghana and Uganda in Kampala last month.
The request for Ghanaian teachers was first made in April last year by the Ugandan Government following a shortage in the teaching service caused by the expulsion of non-citizen Asians.
The Ghanaian teachers will be working in secondary and technical schools and will be designated as education officers and paid the same as their Ugandan counterparts. Their initial contracts will be for two years.
Another batch of teacher will follow. Ghana newspapers said the teacher went "in a spirit of African unity and co-operation."