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Teachers Should Prepare to Forgo a Minimum of 50% of their Salaries if they Stay home - Prof. Adei

Professor Emeritus, Stephen Adei says teachers must be able to forgo 50% of their salaries if they need to continue staying at home.

The outbreak of COVID-19 in Ghana has resulted within the closure of school facilities to curb the spread of the disease and teachers are at home since March.

Speaking on Joy News’ Upfront with Winston Amoah, the Educationist stated that aside from the teachers writing a letter to protest the approaching reopening of schools and faculties, they ought to have made some positive contributions to the way to protect teachers and students and a discount in their salaries.

According to him, public workers aren't entitled to their salaries once they aren't working.

“[Being] a public worker doesn't mean that whether you're employed or not you're entitled to your pay. We must have the teachers once we reopen. But I expect some positive contributions.

“And you just go and tell the government ‘oh, don’t open schools, let us stay at home’ and then you say nothing about your salary or what we should do and the protocols towards reopening. Nothing, nothing about your salary, you’re going to stay at home. This is a sign of irresponsibility,” he said.

Several civil organizations have condemned a letter from GES suggesting that the body has launched a stakeholder consultation to supply President Akufo-Addo with measures to be taken before a possible reopening of school faculties.

Among them is that the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations who have called on the government to postpone talks on the reopening of faculties and schools.

According to them, it's too early for the state to be brooding about reopening schools at a time where the recorded cases of COVID-19 are rising steadily.

However, Prof Adei says teachers should be willing and prepared to forgo a minimum of 50% of their salaries while they sit at home, as their inactivity doesn't merit a full salary.

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