As prospective teachers in the country continue to urge the central government to better their condition of service, President Akufo-Addo has said that teaching is a low-paying profession to make Ghanaian teachers millionaires.
His Excellency the President made the sincere comment when the leadership of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) paid a courtesy call at the Golden Jubilee House to invite him for their 94th Anniversary.
Advising Ghanaian teachers on how they can make a contribution to the welfare of society, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa encouraged them to do other side jobs aside from teaching that will fetch them enough money.
“Nevertheless I don’t think anywhere in the world that people go into teaching and expect to become millionaires and make money if you want to do that you do other things,” the President of the Republic told teachers in the country.
But, some government school teachers have described it as unfortunate and discouraging, the comment of Mr Nana Akufo-Addo saying that his words were inconsiderate. They have therefore asked him to apologise for the comment.
In other news, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister for Education has said the office of every school headmaster in the country must have the portraits of the President and the Education Minister in his/her office to show to students.
The photographs, Dr Adutwum in an interview with 3FM’s Dzifa Bampoh monitored by AcademicWeek said will enable the prospective students and Ghanaians to know better the faces of the two prominent personalities.
Asked how the image of the President and Education Minister contribute to teaching and learning, the Bosomtwe Member of Parliament said it will encourage the students to appreciate the country they are in as a child.
“They could not understand who you are so you have to start and ask who the President of Ghana is. Some of them will get it right and others will get it wrong and then you have to drill down to appreciate who you are
Once they get to know who you are they get excited. If you go to most public offices you see the President’s picture, the Coat of Arms, and civics. It gets you to appreciate the country that you are growing up in as a child,” he stated.
The Minister in charge of Education furthered that it is important for headmasters of the various public and private schools aros the country to let students know who that picture they see. “One day it will be their picture,” he added.