The Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) Wednesday, July 7, 2021, launched an educational investment insurance fund to support private school teachers or participants of the UEW education programme.
The Fund launched at the National Secretariat of GNACOPS at Atomic Energy Commission according to GNACOPS is to lessen the burden of the private school teachers hardly and negatively affected by the outbreak of the Covid-19.
“The scheme is aimed to support volunteer trainees financially on key training and development activities like payment of tuition fees, admission fees, hostel/accommodation fees and purchasing of learning materials,” the Council stated.
The GNACOPS Director, Mr Gyetuah said the investment insurance fund will also provide a GHS 10,000 life cover for all participants adding that trainees of the programme will be provided with a GHS 5,000 critical illness cover.
Speaking to EducationWeb.com.gh, he said the insurance fund will go a long way for private school teachers to be professional teachers to contribute enormously to national development.
The trimester teacher education programme design by 6 faculty members of the University of Education (UEW) will commence in September for some 200,000 private school teachers in the country.