May 30, 2024

Educationist, Ahadzi Emmanuel has underscored the need for the government to prioritize the welfare of teachers in the country.

He said teachers play a pivotal role in nurturing the future leaders but the history of Ghanaian teachers remains unpleasant.

“Teachers play a pivotal role in nurturing the future leaders, future leaders whose upbringing is shaped by a teacher. The history of Ghanaian teachers revealed how speechless they are despite take home is nothing better to write home about. ” He wrote in a statement sighted by Elvisanokyenews.com.

“Teachers rent houses, buy goods from the same market, politicians and other office holders purchase items. But their net salary can’t match with the very people they trained or prepared for the job market. ” Ahadzi Emmanuel added.

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Teachers also Deserve Better, they Have Pledge to Remain, their Condition of Service Needs Adjustment;Government told- Ahadzi Emmanuel (Educationist).*

Teachers play a pivotal roll in nurturing the future leaders, future leaders whose upbringing shaped by a teacher. The history of Ghanaian teachers revealed how speechless they are despite take home is nothing better to write home about.

Teachers go through rigorous teaching training to be issued with a certificate of approval before finally release to class room.

I recount my first experience when I have no option than to move from central region to Bono Manso to teach. An area I had no idea about but once I have choose this profession, diligent i have to execute my duty at post without complain.

Teachers go through so many challenges but silence remain their possible option.

Teachers rent houses, buy goods from the same market politicians and other office holders purchase item. But their net salary can’t match with the very people they trained or prepared for the job market.

Have you had contact with your retired nursery teacher? what about retired politician or office holder? Honestly the difference is very clear.

This is the reason why same student when asked about their future occupation, teaching remain the last resort.

Who determine condition of service of teachers?  Do they have representatives during bargaining? What mechanism put in place to determine their condition of service so that the profession become more attractive and better for the ordinary teacher whose entire life is to be sacrifice to raise a Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer, Nurse, Bank Manager, Politicians and the farmer.

Union leaders are the mouthpiece of teachers, whenever these union raise concerns of teachers, key stakeholder who is supposed to be proactive in their response remain adamant until strike is declared then part of labour act is quoted to declare their strike illegal because they are better off than the teacher and powerful due to the position offered by appointment with fat salary scale and a better condition of service.

Teachers are only demanding adjustment of their take home by introducing certain allowances which includes: House allowance, Rent allowance, Assessment allowance, Utility allowance. Transport/commuting allowance and Deprive area allowance.

Consider the huge amount of salaries received by other institutions and politicians, in fact teachers are really suffering specially those in the city and deprive areas. Some teachers move distance far from where they deliver lesson and this add up cost to their expenditure. How do you want a teacher to feel comfortable when psychologically things are not balancing in his or her pocket?

Government should note that these same teachers will be working on the ballot papers, direct, add up and declare winners when necessary. Breaking the eight will be aided by teachers if you make their condition a successful one, even though is a difficult target reading from the ground and abysmal records known to Ghanaian. Many Ghanaian teachers have gone to abroad seeking for greener pasture which can guarantee their future betterment.

Why can’t we pay teachers well upon all the great mineral resources God has blessed us with like Gold, bauxite, petroleum, Magnesium and so forth?

Government leave a legacy where teachers can remember you, the professional allowance shouldn’t be fixed, inflation keeps on fluctuating every second.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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