Teachers Get Ghs62m Golden ‘Handshake’ …From Education Ministry

The government, through the Ministry of Education, has released GH₡62,000,000.00 from the Central Treasury to pay intervention grants for teachers in Senior High Schools across the country.

A statement issued by the education ministry and sighted by The Chronicle indicates that the funds formed part of the government’s efforts in providing incentives to teachers. The paper understands that the provision of incentives is to motivate the teachers to provide extra tuition to all the SHS students outside the prescribed classroom instructional hours.

“It’s commitment to ensuring smooth, timely, and efficient resource distribution in our quest to improving and sustaining quality education in Ghana,” the statement added.

In related development, the Ministry has also promised to do its best to resolve challenges faced by senior high schools with regard to infrastructure.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Kwasi Kwarteng, in a recent interview with an Accra based television station gave the assurance following concerns raised about insufficient infrastructure, owing to enrolment exceeding infrastructure capacity.

Responding to the issue, Mr. Kwarteng requested the head teachers of the affected institutions to present the Ministry with problems that require immediate attention.

“…We take full responsibility and assure all Ghanaians that, wherever there are challenges, we’ll go in and resolve them,” myjoyonline reported.

He pleaded with head teachers to assist the government by indicating the number of students to be enrolled in their schools based on the facilities available.

“I’m still wondering why you could declare that you could take, for instance, 500 boarding students while you know very well that there are no spaces or beds for them,” he said.


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