The 200,000 private school teachers who have registered to take the trimester UEW education programme will be given an investment insurance package before the start of the course, GNACOPS Director has told EducationWeb.
Mr Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah, the National Executive Director of the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) speaking to EducationWeb.com.gh said the insurance package will be launched on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 noon.
“We will launch the investment insurance package for the participants who will be applying for the UEW education programme on Wednesday at the National Secretariat of GNACOPS at Atomic Energy Commission,” Mr Gyetuah said.
The investment insurance package, Mr Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah noted is to lessen the burden of the private school teachers who were hardly and negatively affected by the outbreak of the locally transmitted coronavirus pandemic.
“So for that matter, we want to create what we call investment fund so that a little contribution from their allowances will be putten into it and then base on that the insurance company will pay incentives to them, taking care of their tuition fees and etc” he stated.
According to him, the scheme supports 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 GNACOPS official added that “the Scheme will also provide a GHS 10,000 life cover for all volunteer trainees. In addition to the above, a GHS 5,000 critical illness cover is also provided for all volunteer trainees.”
He said this will go a long way to help develop our volunteer trainees and better develop them to be professional teachers and private school education in the country will be impacted significantly and also contribute enormously to national development.