Studies show that Teachers of GES are not well paid since time memorial. Some Teachers are even down to zero, immediately they go for their salaries. If not all, most Teachers in Ghana are being tagged with loans. These loan institutions use their loan interest to milk the poor Teacher to the extent that the Teacher lives from hand to mouth.
Despite the meager salary, some teachers are still doing their best possible in the teaching profession especially towards their students.
However, one of them is the headteacher of Kwasi Nyarko Presbyterian Primary School, Richard Boakye Marfo, has used his monthly pay to paint his school building for renovation. The school, located in Upper West Akim District in the Eastern Region, competes with Preparatory Schools in the community.
During an interview with GBC News, he embarked on the exercise to make the school attractive to the pupils and increase enrolment.
He noted; “it would be the second time the kind Ghanaian educator has performed the gesture with his resources since he took over as the headteacher in 2019. He said that the Ghana Education Service, GES is not aware of his initiative.”
According to Teacher Marfo, the amount involved in the entire exercise cost him about GHc14,000, including fixing the gate and painting the school twice.
For his final petition, He called on the Government, Philanthropists, NGOs and Individuals to come to their aid and provide them with desks.
He also appealed for a computer lab for the pupils to enhance effective teaching and learning.
I’m not trying to downplay the profession but the fact is that our leaders and Ghanaians don’t recognize the hard work of Teachers. This is very unfortunate.
By: Michael Djan
French Tutor and Digital Marketing Blogger/Content Writer and GhanaWeb Blogger @ frencheducationgh.com