- JHS teachers have stated that they would be more pleased if the government replaced their hot meals with money
- A teacher in a public basic school has said some teachers were on diet and would not benefit from the meals
- The headmistress of the Nii Kodjo Ababioo Basic School said the teachers could take care of themselves better if given money
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Some Junior High Schools (JHS) teachers have stated that they would be more pleased if the government replaced their hot meals with money.
Although they welcomed the government’s one hot meal initiative for pupils and staff announced by President Akufo-Addo in his 15th COVID-19 address to the nation, they claim cash would be better.
In a report filed by JoyNews, Mavis Adjei, a teacher in a public basic school in the Greater Accra Region said some teachers were on diet and would not benefit from the meals and appealed to the government to consider replacing the hot meal for teachers and staff of basic schools with money.
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“It will be helpful to take away the cost of their feeding whilst in school but we (teachers) want the money,” he said
The headmistress of the Nii Kodjo Ababioo Basic School said the teachers could take care of themselves better if given money instead of the hot meal.
Meanwhile, some pupils could not hide their excitement after Akufo-Addo announced the initiative and said they could not wait for it to start.
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In other news, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has introduced a new yearly allowance for teachers.
This was revealed in parliament by Education Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.
He told the House that the new yearly allowance for teachers will be called the Professional Teacher Allowance.
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