Ghanaian teachers have reacted massively to a communique by the government of Rwanda on salary increment of teachers.
That statement by Rwanda's government said, "The ministry of communication is pleased to announce that, following the cabinet meeting on 29th July 2022, which discuss strategies to improve the welfare of teachers including access to finance, promoting the quality of education in public and government-aided schools and TVET, the following decisions have been taken:
To allocate 5 billion FRW to Umwarimu, SACCO to strengthen liquidity conditions and access to finance by Teachers. Also, to increase salaries for teachers as follows, For all teachers paid on the based certificate will have wages increased by 88% of the net starting salary.
Again, for teachers recruited and paid based on the A1 diploma will have salaries increased by 40% of the net's starting salary. And finally, for a teacher recruited and delivered based on the degree will increase by 40% of the net starting salary.
The reaction from the Ghanaian teachers expresses complete disbelief, with some questioning what the hell is wrong with the Ghanaian economy. That statement has also generated heated arguments on some of the platforms monitored, with some questioning why all of them keep defending bad leaders at the expense of their welfare.
Some jokingly said they would also travel to Rwanda to start serving as teachers over there because the conditions have been highly improved.
Nonetheless, that is encouraging from an African country to recognize the importance of teachers to nation Building and, again, take steps to ensure that the welfare of teachers are well catered for.
Maybe Ghana will get there one day and will have a leader that will recognize the welfare of teachers and help them to achieve higher salaries, as they have always been crying for.
Teachers have strongly objected to the notion that their reward is in heaven. They believe that the worker deserves their wages, and therefore, it is high time government consider their plight and start paying them well.
Below are some of the reactions
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