With less than one hundred days to this year’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections, the major Political Parties in the country, the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress have started outlining their policies to the citizens.
In the just launched National Democratic Congress’ 2020 manifesto, the party indicated under the section that covers promises in relation to Education that the next NDC Government under the leadership of John Dramani Mahama will provide motivation for teachers.
According to page 69 of the National Democratic Congress’ manifesto, the party indicated that, the next NDC Government will;
a. revisit and make functional the agenda of providing special incentives for teachers who accept postings to rural and deprived communities.
b. Increase teachers retention premium
c. train and motivate teachers and care givers in special schools
d. abolish the mandatory national service and teacher licensure examinations for graduate teachers
e.restore automatic employment of newly trained teachers.
f. fast track promotions and applications for academic progression.
g. open special credit lines to facilitate access to loans
h. provide teachers with free tablets to facilitate teaching and learning
i.restore the automatic employment of newly trained teachers to improve the teacher student ratio
j.collaborate with teacher unions to implement a special regime allowing teachers to Own vehicles under affordable terms
k. reinstate the payment of responsibility allowances to teachers.