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Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu has promised to offer a cash compensation package for private school teachers in his constituency.
The teaching and non teaching staffs totalling 570 are to be payed their salaries by the MP in the end of this month, May.
In making this known, he wrote on his Facebook page;
“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.”