On the flip side, there is a popular adage from the pen and chalk fraternity that says ‘All Professions Can Boast But The Teacher Taught Them All’.
With this assertion that does not merely carry weight but also carries the general principles under which every country can thrive to achieve greatness in every sector of that country’s economic and social dispensation, I draw all minds and attention to not only the general importance of the Ghanaian teacher but his or her role in shaping the dreams and aspiration of my motherland Ghana.
As the peace of the world comes to a halt and its existence is being threatened by the very existence of the novel Coronavirus pandemic, teachers, as a matter of fact, stands at the center as they hold the key on educating a student now and the generation to come to be mentally ready, socially on set and technologically advance to avert such novel pandemic if possibly one find its way again on the surface of the planet; earth we all live on.
In the wake of the novel Coronavirus pandemic in Ghana, the president with a sense of gratitude in his voice in his six address to the known exhibited his sense of appreciation which was followed by numerous call by the population, the media and the president’s promise on 5 April 2020 as he pronounced this list of benefits below to frontline health workers.
1. Exemption from the payment of tax on their employment emoluments for a three-month period commencing from April 2020.
2. A daily allowance of GHS150.00 payable to those undertaking contact tracing.
3. An additional allowance of 50% of their basic salary per month for a four-month period staring from March 2020.
4. An Insurance package, with an assured sum of GHc 350,000.00
Now the BIG QUESTION,
As the government makes its effort to resume schools for those in the final year of Universities, Senior High Schools, Junior High School, and other private institutions on the 15th of June what are the appropriate measures that the government have for that matter Ministry of education and the Ghana Education Service put in place to see to it that, the novel Coronavirus pandemic will not also threaten the very existence of those who will be in the various schools across the country.
Teachers interact with learners, plays with them, takes them through a whole lot of activities that put teachers at a risk.