General News of Saturday, 29 July 2017
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stressed teachers will be earning better remuneration under his administration.
Speaking at the 21st Congregation of the University of Education, Winneba on Saturday, President Akufo-Addo noted the NPP government will ensure that it gets the education policies right for teachers to receive the respect they deserve.
“We must begin demonstrating our commitment to the education of our children by respecting teachers,” President Akufo-Addo stated.
He added: “We cannot value the education of our children and yet disrespect the teachers who teach them. I am committed to ensuring that teachers get better pay and better working conditions.”
President Akufo-Addo has also charged the University governing Council of the University of Education, Winneba to as a matter of urgency come up with measures that will ensure that all disputes at the University and matters pending at the High Court are dealt with.
“I am aware of recent happenings at UEW, disturbing as it were, it is noteworthy that appears finality is being brought to the matter. The current challenges in my view can be best surmounted if all stakeholders act within the confines of the law and respect the rule of law.
“Court decisions are not always pleasant but they are in principle, the surest way to resolve disputes. Let us not through our utterance, actions and inactions undermine the authority of our courts. I am by this urging the newly constituted governing council to do all within its power to see to an amicable settlement of all matters pending before the High Court. In the same vein, the chairperson of the governing council must urgently ensure that the council puts into place measures to seal all loopholes of waste and abuse of public funds,” Akufo-Addo added.
Accept postings to rural Ghana
Pro Vice Chancellor and acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Rev. Fr. Prof. A. Afful-Broni, charged members of the graduating class to accept posting to rural Ghana.
Prof. Afful- Broni urged the graduands to willfully accept postings to remote areas of the country and not only the major cities of the country such as Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Cape Coast.
In all, a total of 10,587 students are graduating at various levels. Out of the total number 6,644 are from the Southern sector and 3,943 are from the Northern sector of the country.
In terms of awards, 904 are receiving post graduate degrees, 6,008 are receiving graduate degrees and 3,675 are receiving diploma awards.