According to the Executive Director, Kofi Asare of the Africa Education Watch (Eduwatch), an Education Policy Research and Advocacy Organisation, has stated that Ghana should forget about supplying teachers to Seychelles because they can only take about 50 teachers.
In his official Facebook page, he wrote; “Seychelles has the highest adult literacy rate (95%) in Africa. With a population of 99,000, there are only 16,000 students in 35 Public Basic & Sec Schools on that island. That’s smaller than the education demographics of even La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal.
Other African nationals have migrated on their own and secured work permits to teach in Seychelles. Zambia appears to have the highest of about 79 teachers, after five years of exporting teachers through an MoU between both countries.
I don’t see Ghana exporting more than 50 teachers to that country, so forget about the concerns about possible impact on teacher supply in Ghana. The numbers are so tiny but the salary is good.
A graduate teacher earns about US$ 1,200 at entry level, with the highest earning about US$7,000, compared to Ghana’s $200 entry level salary.
At the moment, we are producing so much teachers from the Universities that are becoming an unemployment or underemployment burden, with thousands sleeping at home after graduating.”
He concluded by saying; “let’s export when the opportunity avails.”
By: Michael Djan
French Tutor and Digital Marketing Blogger/Content Writer and GhanaWeb Professional Reporter/ frencheducationgh.com