I’ll bring back automatic promotion for teachers – Mahama
Former President John Mahama says a future NDC administration will reintroduce the automatic promotion for teachers if the party wins power in the December polls.He also reiterated his claim that an NDC government under his leadership will cancel the controversial teacher licensure exams.
Speaking at an event in Accra to launch digital platforms for donations towards the party’s campaign, Mr. Mahama said the NDC will embark on a campaign of ideas and not insults.
“We will bring back the automatic promotion of teachers. And cancel the teacher licensure exams. They say that we introduced the licensure exams; to be clear we never sort to use exams as a means of licensing teachers,” he said.
He also gave the assurance that the NDC will complete the 200 secondary school structures they started and continue to ensure that secondary and technical education is free.The development comes as the GES introduces aptitude test for the promotion of teachers at certain ranks.
The NDC has launched digital campaign aimed at getting members to help finance the party ahead of the December polls.Members of the party, according to the initiative, are required to download a special application on playstore on their mobile phones to enable them easily contribute.
As part of the initiative, members of the party are also required to adopt and contribute funds through their respective branches in order to ease the financial burden of organising a national campaign on national executives and flagbearer.The campaign was launched by the party’s flagbearer former President John Mahama at a ceremony in Accra Thursday.
Addressing members of the party, Mr Mahama said: ” Those of you in the business community who want to contribute, because of the vengeful nature of this current administration, we will protect your identity.
“Ghanaians look forward to the NDC stepping up to the plate and rescuing power from this government that promised so much but has delivered little. A government that said it will provide inclusive government but has practised the worse form of nepotism”.