Immediate past Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh last year said teachers in the country under the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led government are highly respected as compared to previous years.
Dr Matthew Prempeh disclosed this speaking at the National Builders Forum under the theme ‘The Teacher at the Centre of Quality Education’ to address stakeholders of his outfits achievement from 2017 to 2020.
NAPO in his address noted the Nana Akufo-Addo government since it resumed office in 2017 has introduced a number of initiative to support the teachers in the country including restoring some allowances.
According to him, Ghana placed second ahead of China in a global ranking of countries with respect to teachers and impacts in their lives.
“Just this month, there was a world ranking that came out and Ghana was ranked in the teacher survey of 35 countries and 35,000 participants, and it was gathered by Global Teachers Status Index Group.
“They found out that Ghana respected teachers, did more for teachers and also improving their lives, we came second ahead of China,” he stated.
The former Education Minister said the good treatment of teachers in the country contributes to the decrease or no strike action as they used to embark on series of strike under some former administrations.
“In the last 4 years, the Education Ministry says, we don’t see teachers strike like we used to know them, even their union know what we are doing for them has never existed in the country before”, Dr Matthew Opoku noted.
“UNESCO has nine guidelines we follow when dealing with teachers and since we came to office, we have covered all for the teachers holistically. the teaching profession has been standardized by our government” he added.