The Deputy Education Minister, Hon. John Ntim Fordjour has disclosed to GNAT members on Wednesday that the Ministry is advancing plans to launch Teachers Welfare App to aid in addressing teachers concerns with alacrity.
Speaking at the GNAT Investment Forum held in Accra to mark the GNAT at 90 anniversary celebration under the theme “Beyond the teachers’ fund: Making our teachers economically sound” he assured members that all concerns will be resolved.
According to him, his outfit under the able leadership of Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has initiated steps to resolve outstanding teacher concerns thus problems relating to promotions, upgrades and allowances.
“I conveyed the assurances and commitment of the Minister for Education Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum to address with alacrity, teachers Welfare concerns through the Teachers Welfare App initiative soon to be introduced.” He said.
Mr Ntim furthered that as part of efforts to improve teaching and learning will soon make available 280,000 state of the art brand new laptops to teachers on a cost-sharing basis of 70:30%
Additional information about the laptops
Total cost of the laptop is GHS 1550.00.
Every teacher will pay GHc465 which is 30% and government and the teacher unions will take the 70%.
Laptops to be distributed to teachers on a cost sharing basis of 70% by government and 30% by teachers.
The following are proposed to be preloaded
✅ Temple for lesson notes
✅ Scheme of work
✅ Curriculum from KG to SHD
✅ Labour Act
✅ Code of conduct
✅ Education Bill
✅ Teachers Standards
✅ Textbooks or core subjects
✅ Ghana’s Constitution etc
Government will pay an amount of GH₵1085 while Teachers will pay GH₵465.
GH₵38.75 per month for 12 months will be deducted from controller for a period of 12months.
In related development, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Mr Foster Boabeng has said his outfit in the next three to four years will establish a bank with the teachers’ fund.