The Minister of Education has stated that the biggest opposition party in Ghana, National Democratic Congress (NDC) disrespected Teachers in Ghana during their time in government and that his party which is also the governing party in Ghana, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has a clean track record of treating teachers better than NDC.
Speaking to the Volta Regional NPP Teachers’ Network in Ho on Sunday, the Minister of Education and also the Member of Parliament for Manhyia South Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh said the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) made the worst educational policies ever since 1957.
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh noted the John Mahama led NDC government at the time treated teachers with disrespect which impacted the educational sector negatively.
The Manhyia South MP in his address said,
What NPP government has done is in three and half years is unparalleled. Today, I won’t talk about what we have done in education, I’ll talk about what we have done with teaching and teachers.
And I would like those who claim they are Professors and held the Ministry for four years before I got there, to sit by me so we could count our achievements one by one.
…And for four years, there have not been a teacher demonstration or strike; that in itself, should send NDC into the bush, if they were managing well, the car would not be parked near the bush. They never managed leadership, they exercised power but never were leaders.
He continued that the teacher training allowance which the Akufo-Addo led government has restored was cancelled under the administration of the NDC party.
The John Mahama led NDC government cancelled the teacher training allowance, with the excuse that you’re a tertiary institution so qualify for a student loan.
The Nana Akufo-Addo government has duly restored the teacher training allowance, so I urge you all not to cast your vote for John Dramani Mahama and the NDC in the upcoming December 7, 2020, general election.
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh concluded.