Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has pledged to pay May salary of 570 private school teachers in his constituency.
Mr. Okudzeto disclosed this in a statement on his Facebook page following feedback on the impact of COVID-19 on private schools in the area.
According to the North Tongu legislator, this is to mitigate the suffering of teaching and none teaching staff of private schools for the period schools are closed down to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
Below is a full statement of what he wrote:
I have been in touch with the leadership of the 45 private basic schools in my beloved constituency to find out how they are coping with the exigencies of the times and to express my solidarity.
Sad to hear that unlike their counterparts in the public sector, teaching and non-teaching staff have not received salaries since March, thanks to COVID-19.
In the unfortunate circumstances, I have notified the leadership of private schools of a new MP’s initiative to offer a cash compensation package to all 570 teaching and non-teaching staff at the end of this month (May).
I am particularly delighted that I have also secured assurances that no teacher would be laid off in these difficult times.
We are all in this together. We defeat COVID-19 together and we rise from the ashes together.