General News of Tuesday, 21 February 2017
The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated that teacher trainee allowances will be restored when the Minister of Finance reads the 2017 budget.
The President in the State of the Nation’s Address in Parliament on Tuesday, said the restoration of the allowances is part of measures to place teachers at the centre of quality education and also to encourage professionalism in the educational sector.
He stressed that the New Patriotic Party will fulfil its promise to restore the allowances in addition to other campaign promises.
“Mr Speaker, My government shall place teachers at the centre of quality education and encourage professionalism amongst them. There will have to be some legislative reforms to ease some of the bottle-necks at the district level of supervision,” President Akufo-Addo said.
“By the way, teacher trainee allowances will be restored when the Minister of Finance comes to read the budget. We keep our promises jus as we will ensure that our sports development is hinged on the revival of school sports.”
“Mr Speaker, there has far too much tension in the education sector. It is in everyone’s interest that the school experience is a happy one for children, teachers and parents alike. The happy and skilled population, that will drive the part to development starts at school, we aim to revive the key to prosperity in our schools”.
The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta is expected to read the 2017 budget next month in Parliament.