IMANI Wants Lazy Teachers Sacked

Charles Aheto-TsegahThe Ghana Education Service has been urged to take bold steps to sack non- performing teachers in order to improve quality education in the country. According to Kofi Bentil, Vice President of IMANI Ghana, a policy think tank, there was no way people should be allowed to occupy space without achieving results.

“There is no justification to maintain teachers at schools with necessary resources whose students or pupils continue to score zero percent in their final examinations,” he said.

He was presenting a paper on the topic “Education services exports opportunities in Ghana” at an awareness creation forum in Sunyani.

The event which was organised by the Ghana Export Promotion Authority was among other things, aimed at discussing ways of exploring the export opportunities for the education sector.

He noted that Ghana’s strategic location in the West African sub-region, coupled with its quality education, makes it a preferable destination to West African nationals in accessing education.

According to Mr. Bentil, about 77,000 Nigerians were currently accessing education in Ghana and contributing hugely into the economy.

He, therefore, stressed the need for improved quality education in Ghana in order to attract more foreign nationals for increased revenue into the country. Mr. Bentil explained that in order to ensure educational equity there was the need to ensure that the rich paid more in order to subsidise for the poor.

The General Manager of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GPA), Stephen Normeshie underscored the importance of ICT in the export sector, and urged companies to be well abreast of trends in the use of ICT for business growth.

From Daniel Dzirasah, Sunyani

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