The Akufo-Addo government has promised to prioritize the welfare of teachers as part of efforts aimed at ensuring the quality of education for Ghanaian children.
Speaking at the 68th Speech and Prize-giving day of the T. I Ahmadiyya Senior High School in Kumasi, the second lady, Samira Bawumia, said the government would put in place reforms to enhance the quality of teaching.
[contextly_sidebar id=”C9d4paqjGO0BFHhyTJjT1bW3fVECYtJg”]“The importance of the teacher to education can never be underestimated, that is why the NNP government believes in a teacher first policy. Therefore, we are introducing several reforms in teacher training skill upgrade and improving teaching and learning to deliver quality education outcome for our children,” she said.
She charged the teachers to support government’s initiatives such as the Free SHS policy, and be diligent in their work.
“Be diligent in your dealings with the children and encourage them to take their studies seriously, be effective role models for them because at their impressionable age, how you conduct yourself will have a huge impact on their lives,” she said.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, launched the Free Senior High School policy on Tuesday, 12th September 2017, with the aim of creating a society of opportunities and empowerment for every citizen.
The Free SHS policy implementation covers the full fees of students who attend public Senior High Schools in the country.
President Akufo-Addo said the policy will ensure that Ghanaians who qualify for SHS are not burdened with financial difficulties.
By: Farida Yusif/citifmomline.com/Ghana