Fifty-six teaching assistants of the Youth Employment Authority (YEA) are to be deployed to public schools in the Nsawam Municipality in the Eastern Region, next month.
The assistants including 36 females are expected to augment the teachers of the schools in improving education delivery in the country.
The Municipal Director of YEA, Mr. Wisdom Kwame Foli, revealed this at a five day course for applicant’s of YEA in Nsawam yesterday.
He said the YEA was required to identify opportunities for job creation to ensure that the Ghanaian youth were employed to be an economically active group.
Mr. Foli said applicants who applied through the website were selected and training programmes were organised for them.
Mr. Foli said teaching assistants would be paid every month for their services.
He said between March to date 183 people had so far been trained and enlisted into the Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana Police Service, Evironmental Protection Officers and the Ghana Prisons Service.
The Director of YEA stated that the programme would be extended to areas such as Agriculture.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Ben Ohene-Ayeh, commended the teaching assistants for their dedication, and urged them to take the training serious.
He urged the youth not to rely on white collar jobs, but get into other ventures in gaining employment in the country.
Mr. Ohene-Ayeh assured of government’s continuous support in ensuring that the youth gained employment.
From Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi, Nsawam