The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has re-echoed that the signing of a collective bargaining agreement between teacher unions and its stakeholders was a testament of good faith that the government believed in the welfare and wellbeing of the teacher.
He believed this decent conditions of service fashioned among major actors including the Ministry of Education, Finance, Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and teacher Union leaders would become the blueprint for rewarding teachers here on earth.
Dr Prempeh reminded teachers during an address at the first New Patriotic Party (NPP) Teachers’ Network Conference held in Ho that several gains have been made in teacher reforms and continues to strive to improve learning outcomes in the country.
He entreated all teachers to familiarize themselves with the document to know their rights, responsibilities, obligations and accountability.
Dr Prempeh, who is also the Member of Parliament for Manhyia South said the achievements chalked in the Sector within close to four years is unparalleled, touching on teacher welfare and wellbeing with the ability not to record major strike action or demonstrations epitomising the evidence of good leadership and craftsmanship.
National Organiser of NPP, Sammy Awuku, said government’s progressive flagship programmes and projects targeted at providing seamless jobs for the youth could not be compared to the irresponsible “okada” riding venture by the National Democratic Congress (NDC), which would “present the youth as candidates for mortuary.”
He said the NDC has been exposed on all fronts and its use of propaganda and hiding around insurgents “will not save the NDC.”
He said the gathering was intimidating as it presented the biggest assembly of teachers in the Volta region for garnering for those crucial votes for the party adding “Volta Region is alive and will come alive for the NPP.”
Coordinator, NPP Teachers’ Network, Frank Donkor, said the membership has an objective to tout the numerous unprecedented achievements of government especially in the Educational sector for appreciation by the masses targeted at renewing the mandate of President Akufo-Addo.