Deputy minister-designate of Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, has said plans are underway to launch a Teacher Welfare app to promptly address teachers’ welfare grievances.
According to the Member of Parliament for Assin South, the welfare of teachers is a major concern to the Akufo-Addo government.
He assured the teachers that all their outstanding issues: upgrading, promotion challenges, allowances and other tenable concerns would be tackled with alacrity.
Rev Fordjour disclosed that there will also be the deployment of case managers to every region to timeously resolve the concerns of teachers, as part of efforts to make life better for them.
Rev. Ntim Fodjour said these when he was speaking at the 90th-anniversary celebration of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in Accra on Wednesday, 23 June 2021, where he represented his minister.
The occasion, which was also used as an investment forum, was on the theme: “Beyond Teachers’ Fund; Making the Teacher Economically Sound.”
Addressing the leadership and members of GNAT, he intimated that teachers, across the country, have contributed immensely to the socio-economic development of the nation.
He reiterated the government’s commitment to address teacher welfare concerns in time.
The MP also expressed delight at the judicious and productive initiatives undertaken by GNAT in its bid to improve the lot of its members.
The nominee, who was recently vetted by the Appointments Committee of Parliament, particularly commended GNAT for its acquisition of majority shares in Unique Insurance and the Sweden Ghana Medical Centre.
He also commended GNAT for its investments in real estates and the rolling out of a housing scheme for members.
Rev. Ntim Fordjour assured the teachers that the Ministry of Education will, in due course, make available 280,000 laptops to teachers on cost-sharing basis to equip them to deliver more effectively.
He called on all teachers across the length and breadth of the country, to join hands with the Ministry of Education to build a world-class education system.