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‘I Will Pay 20% Of Basic Salary As Incentive To Teachers In Remote Areas’ – Mahama Makes Bold Promise



John Dramani Mahama

John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has unveiled a significant policy proposal aimed at enhancing the quality of education in rural areas. If the NDC wins the 2024 election, Mahama promises that teachers who accept postings to remote areas will receive an additional 20% of their basic salary as an incentive.

This strategic initiative is designed to address the chronic issue of teacher shortages in rural schools, where educational resources and teaching quality are often lacking. By offering this financial incentive, the NDC aims to motivate teachers to take up posts in these underserved areas, thereby improving the overall standard of education.

In his announcement, Mahama emphasized the importance of equitable education for all Ghanaian children, regardless of their geographical location. He highlighted the current disparity, where teachers frequently seek transfers to more developed schools in the southern parts of the country, leading to a deficit in quality teaching in rural regions.

“The future of our nation depends on the education of our children,” Mahama stated. “We cannot allow the children in rural areas to be left behind. This incentive is a commitment to ensuring that every child in Ghana has access to quality education, no matter where they live.”

The proposed 20% salary boost is intended not only to attract teachers to remote areas but also to retain them. By addressing the financial disincentives currently associated with rural postings, the NDC plans to create a more balanced distribution of qualified teachers across the country.

Mahama’s pledge underscores the NDC’s broader educational agenda, which focuses on improving infrastructure, providing adequate teaching materials, and ensuring that all schools, irrespective of their location, have access to skilled and motivated teachers.

As the 2024 election approaches, Mr. Mahama and the NDC expects that this policy proposal will resonate with educators and rural communities alike, highlighting the NDC’s commitment to educational equity and development. The success of this initiative, should the NDC come to power, will be pivotal in bridging the educational divide between urban and rural Ghana, fostering a more inclusive and prosperous future for all.

The NDC believes that this promise of a 20% incentive for rural teachers marks a significant step towards transforming the educational landscape of Ghana, ensuring that no child is left behind due to geographical disadvantages.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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