Presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) former President John Dramani Mahama has promised to give teachers a brighter future under his next administration.
He disclosed this in a statement released on Thursday to commemorate this year’s World Teachers Day.
He promised to provide the needed resources to enhance teaching and learning for Ghana’s continued progress towards prosperity.
He said it was important for teachers to receive the resources, tools, support, and training so they would be able to do their best.
“Improving teaching and learning must be a top priority for Ghana as we forge ahead towards a more prosperous future. Teachers are the backbone of our education system, and we must provide them with the resources, tools, support, and training to enable them to deliver good quality education to our children.”
“To this end, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) remains committed to investing in teacher education and professional development programmes.”
“We also recognize the importance of addressing teachers’ challenges, including the need for better remuneration and improved working conditions. Our pledge to Ghanaian teachers, on page 69 of our People’s Manifesto of 2020, remains true today. Education is a fundamental right, and every child in Ghana deserves equal access to quality education.”
“My administration will strengthen the implementation of the free SHS policy by investing in infrastructure, expanding access to educational resources, and improving the overall learning environment in our Senior High Schools,” he added.
Read the full statement below