Vice President of Ghana Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said that the President of Ghana is committed to developing the human resource base of the country.
However, according to him, the President will rely on the input of teachers in doing this hence government’s meticulous regard for better welfare of teachers.
The Vice President made this known when he was commissioning a Training Institute for staff of the Ghana Education Service, at Saltpond in the Mfantseman Municipal of the Central region.
“President Nana Akufo-Addo is determined to develop the human resource base of Ghana. But he cannot do that without the active participation and input of teachers, hence the priority he has placed on teacher development and welfare. I can assure you many plans in the works to make the education sector even more vibrant,” he indicated.
He indicated that the NPP government since it came to power has put the Teacher at the center of all its policies and programmes.
“Since we assumed office in 2017, the Nana Akufo-Addo government has pursued a ‘Teacher First’ policy, which has led to the implementation of policies and programmes geared towards continuous improvement in the numbers and quality of teachers and other stakeholders in education.”
“We have taken concrete measures in the education sector. For instance, we have recruited 93, 274 new teachers since 2017, to clear the backlog of teachers who were qualified but not employed by the previous government.”
Conceived by the Kufuor administration, construction works began in 2011 but were abandoned in 2012 by the Previous administration due to lack of funds. The project was resurrected in 2017 and taken up by the GETFUND through the efforts of the late MP for Mfantseman, Ekow Quansah Hayford.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020