Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, blames the formal president John Dramani Mahama and his running mate Jene Naana Opuku Agyeman who was the Minister of education during the NDC era in government for the bad attitude of teachers towards education which led to the poor performance of students in the previous years.
The minister for education who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia South constituency in the Ashanti Region, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh (Napo) said that before their government came into power, the sitting government at time abolish the allowance taken by training teachers and the book and research allowance by University students.
He even went ahead to say that if because of this abolishment they are not going to cast their vote for him it’s their own cup of tea.
Recently, the formal president stated that he is going to continue the taking of allowance by University and training teachers which was abolished by him but revived by the NPP government if he is voted into power this coming election but he is taking into consideration the using of the money fothe allowance to employ graduate teachers.
Due to the action taken by the formal president, the lives of teachers became miserable which affected the results of the students very badly, not forgetting an exams taking by Ghanaian students among 76 other countries we came last.When that happened instead of us to find solution to the problem at hand,we decided not to even context again.
“Out of hundred WASCCE students fifty of them failed English exams,45 of them failed Mathematics.We also assessed primary 2 pupils only 2 of them was able to reach the standard of of a primary 2 pupil,98 of them failed the exams.We had primary 6 students who couldn’t write their names in the country”, he said narrated in an interview with Accra base radio peace on their morning show with the host Kwame Sefa-Kayi, which was monitoring by www.myhanamedia.com .
Teachers on the other hand, out of hundred days of their attendance they will skip twenty seven of them which is 27%, our failure rate at WASCCE English Language was 20%,in Mathematics was 25%, only 2% of primary 2 pupil could achieve comprehension.
Some of the teachers are worried and concerned about the studies of the students how will they be able to get time to teach the children.
Story By: Adwenpa-Hene Kofi Mensah – Myghanamedia.com (Editor)