The Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has said the Akufo-Addo’s government by the end of this year will duly pay all teachers who are yet to receive their lagacy arrears. Frichy News reports.
The clergyman disclosed this vital information at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) when speaking at the Ghana Teacher Prize 2020 ceremony.
Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh noted the Akufo-Addo’s government even though was not under any agreement to provide teachers with legacy arrears but after due consideration, it has accepted to pay what is due them.
“It was not an obligation but a gesture to show teachers that the government still had them at heart. We work closely with the union leaders so those who have not been paid should work closely with their leaders and they will be paid before the end of the year,” NAPO stated.
Expressing his opinion on claims that the government has neglected graduates from university, the Manhyia South MP said that is not the case, according to him, the government is dedicated to employing graduates who have passed teacher licensure exams and completed the one year mandatory National Service.
“Government is not necessarily interested in not employing diploma graduates, we have employed each and everyone who has passed the licensure exams and have finished their national service will be automatically employed,” he added.