President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured teachers of prompt payment of their salaries and allowances.
He said his government will rid the system of all the challenges that cause hiccups during payment.
At the 80th anniversary celebration of Abuakwa State College in Kibi Saturday, the president said he is committed to improving the welfare of teachers.
“We will concentrate on incentives that will motivate teachers and reward their hard work,” president Akufo-Addo said, drawing applause from the gathering.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has had issues with the processing of salaries of employees, causing several months of delay.
The past regime promised to address the issue but the problem still persists.
Knowing teachers will play a huge role in the implementation of the Free senior high school education policy, the government has set out to keep them satisfied.
President Akufo-Addo said his government recognizes the contribution of a well-trained, contented teacher to the delivery of quality education.
“[We’ll] ensure that teachers’ salaries and allowances are paid regularly and on time,” he said.
But the enjoyment of these benefits must be tied to the studiousness and delivery of teachers in their classrooms, he said.
The president has implored school authorities to help the Education Ministry and GES eliminate teacher absenteeism.
President Akufo-Addo noted the issue is one of the many factors that lead to poor performances of students.
“Teachers must, therefore, project excellence to their students,” the president who has described himself as teacher-friendly said.
He also charged students to commit to heart, self-discipline and the effective use of their time, which he said are some of the key ingredients to success.