Yesterday, President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo announced that final year Junior High Students’ in both public and private Senior High Schools in the country will enjoy one hot meal a day.
Speaking in update number 15 on measure taken against the spread of Coronavirus on Sunday, August 16, revealed that 584,000 students are expected to benefit from this intervention.
Speaking in update number 15 on measure taken against the spread of Coronavirus on Sunday, August 16, President Akufo-Addo revealed that 146, 000 staff members have also been captured to benefit from the one hot meal programme.
But the package for the teaching staff has been poopooed by an educationist, Counsellor Daniel Fenyi.
According to him, providing one hot meal for teachers is disrespectful and an insult to the teaching fraternity.
Read his full post below
*AKUFO ADDO MUST APOLOGISE TO TEACHERS OVER 1-HOT MEAL PACKAGE- EDUCATIONIST*
Health workers were given tax-free salary and frontline workers bagged home 50% salary increase for their efforts towards reducing the Covid’19 menace.
In the case of teachers, 1 hot meal a day is given them for their contributions in this covid’19 era. This even comes as an afterthought given that basic schools re-opened about 2 months ago, i.e.,29th June.
This is blatant insult and disrespect to the teaching profession. This action of government emphasises how the country sees and treats the work of teachers as insignificant and valueless.
GNAT, NAGRAT, CCT and all relevant teacher unions and stakeholders must rise to condemn this abuse of teachers.
A country which keeps on treating teachers as nonentities whose efforts can be paid off with a mere meal cannot witness any better development.
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Counsellor Daniel Fenyi