As part of activities to mark this year’s World Teachers Day, teachers in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East have sent a message to President Akufo-Addo; calling for better remuneration.
Speaking to A1 Radio at an event organized in Bolgatanga to celebrate the day, some teachers said even though they know their expectations could not be fully met, they expected Government to do better than it has done; citing the 4 percent increase of the salary for Public sector workers in the country.
“If there should be any form of increment, I think it should be meaningful. Right now what we have per the standard of teachers I don’t think it’s meaningful. Looking at the work rate of teachers in Ghana. Looking at the amount of knowledge been impacted by teachers I don’t think we deserve what we’ve been given.” A Teacher at Doringo Junior High School stated.
“As we celebrate Teachers Day, let’s reflect if we are really happy with our work, with the concern of the 4 percent increment government gave us is nothing to write home about. Because that 4 percent cannot even afford our light bills or water bills.” Another Teacher at Zamse Senior High Technical School added.
A Teacher at Adabase Junior High also said “I don’t know why the politicians think it is good to give 4% to we the Public sector workers and rather increase their own salaries by 79% when the poor Ghanaian or the Teacher struggles day-in-and-out to help train our future Leaders.”
They therefore appealed to Government to reconsider its decision on the 4 percent increment of Salary for public sector workers and also take steps to improve their working conditions in terms of logistics and infrastructure.
“We were here two years ago when the new curriculum was introduced and two years down the line, we don’t have textbooks to that effect which is making the work of the teacher very difficult. It is our dream to see the younger ones get even better than us in the future.” Another Teacher fumed.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Kennedy Zongbil|Ghana