An Educationist, Anis Haffar is challenging government to tackle the leakages and wastage in the educational system to help free up funds for teachers.
According to him, the funds when freed, will also tackle teachers’ allowance and accommodation issues
Commenting on the ongoing issues of rationalization, and the lack of quality teachers in the other regions in the country, Mr. Haffar said allowance and accommodation are “basic human needs teachers need. We cannot be hypocritical and think that teachers don’t need these things.”
He therefore asked government to cut down on its expenditure to build more facilities to tackle the accommodation.
“Can you imagine the cost savings if we are to cut down on expenditure? These are the realities. Any waste within our system has to be removed so that we can begin to accommodate our teachers properly,” he insisted.
He also emphasized the need for efficiency in both districts and ministries.
“What I’m suggesting is that there has to be efficiency in both the districts and the ministries itself. For example, if you look at the Ministry alone, can you imagine what will happen if we are able to remove the ghost names and use the money to build accommodation for our teachers’ at specific areas,” he stated.
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana