Teachers posted to rural schools to get a 20% salary incentive – JM

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Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama says if elected president in the 2024 general election, teachers who accept postings to rural areas to teach will get an incentive of 20 per cent of their salary.

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Mr Dramani Mahama, who served as President from June 2012 to January 6, 2017 and is seeking re-election in a post sighted by Thisterm.com said the 20 per cent incentive will encourage teachers to accept to serve in rural schools.

As one of his campaign messages on the education sector, Mahama said “Teachers who agree to serve in a rural school will be paid 20 per cent of their salary as incentives. This will encourage teachers to accept to serve in rural schools.”

In other news, the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum in 2022 said his outfit will introduce a placement system dubbed E-deployment to enable new teachers recruited by the Ghana Education Service to select rural areas to be posted to teach.

The E-deployment, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum in charge of Education said will come with an incentive and other juicy packages to motivate the newly qualified posted teachers to make the teaching profession attractive to them.

“We will soon start what we call teacher incentive program to ensure promotion and study leave of new teachers posted to rural places to are prioritised, we are working to make teaching attractive,” the Education Minister stated.

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He also added that “the Education Ministry will soon start what we call teacher incentive program to ensure promotion and study leave of new teachers posted to rural places to are prioritised, we are working to make teaching attractive.”

In line with the Education Minister, the Ghana Education Service has said a special motivational package will be given to public school teachers who have been posted to remote areas where vacancies are available and services needed.

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, the Ghana Education Service said it has partnered with the World Bank to support and enhance the standard of teaching and the lives of both students and teachers in remote areas.

“So because we do such postings under GALOP, we will give the newly posted teachers some motivational package for them to teach well, yes so we will motivate them,” Then Director-General of GES, Prof Kwasi-Opoku said in an interview.

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