Ghana will soon export teachers to neighboring countries in order to create employment for many of the country’s youth with the requisite qualification for teaching.
Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, explained that Ghana stands to benefit from Francophone countries who are willing to exchange French tutors for English teachers, should the proposal work out.
YEN.com.gh has sampled five reasons why the exportation of teachers to neighbouring countries is not a very prudent thing to do:
1. Cost-benefit analysis: Government needs to examine the cost involved in training and sending teachers to another country against the benefit the country would derive from that deal
2. Teacher deficit: The country is currently facing a low students to teacher ratio, as the teachers available are not sufficient enough to cater for the increasing student number.
3. Language: In case these teachers are sent to some francophone countries, how would they be able to communicate if they have no French speaking background
4. Quality of education: Government needs to take a critical look at the educational background of teachers who would be going out and how their assessment procedure was going to be.
5. Free SHS: Government needs to learn from the challenges of the free SHS in order not to rush tings which would go against the government
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