The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said that it shall restore the automatic employment of newly trained teachers to improve the teacher-student ratio.
The NDC in its 2020 Manifesto, said when voted into power come December 2020, it shall collaborate with teacher unions to implement a special regime allowing teachers to
own vehicles under affordable terms.
National Service and Licensure Exams
The NDC said it shall reverse the automatic posting of teachers without National Service and licensure exams under the John Mahama Administration in 2021. The NDC said it shall abolish the mandatory national service and teacher licensure examinations for graduate teachers.
The NDC said it shall allow teachers to speak out their views on the betterment of the sector without harassment and intimidation.
”The intimidation and harassment of teachers who speak out will cease forthwith. Improved teacher conditions of service, incentives and all-round availability of Teaching and Learning Materials (TLMs) will be a priority.”
”We will deepen engagement with all schools through the community, unions and ParentTeacher Associations (PTA) for efficient running.”
BECE, WASSCE Performance
The NDC said gains made by the previous NDC administration in quality outcomes, with all-time best performances in the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) and West African Secondary Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) have been eroded.
”In addition, efforts at expanding access and decongesting, particularly, CommunityDay School projects, have largely been deliberately abandoned by the Akufo-Addo government.”