Vice President advises teachers to work closely with fair wages Commission

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has appealed to the leadership of Teacher Associations to work closely with the Fair Wages and Salary Commission (FWSC) to address the inaccuracies that bedeviled the migration of public teachers onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).

According to him, such teething challenges were bound to occur especially when the Commission was implementing the new structure in the country for the first time and called on workers to collaborate with the FWSC to rectify all mistakes.

Vice President Mahama was addressing the 50th Anniversary celebration of Ada Senior High School under the theme,” Adasco at Fifty, achievements and challenges and the way forward”.

The School, which was established in 1961, has 62 permanent teaching staff with a total  student population of 992 offering Science, General Arts and Business.

Vice President Mahama said the Government would make education affordable and accessible by improving the infrastructure of schools and equipping teachers coupled with sufficient motivation for them to put up their best.

He said government had constructed a two-storey 12-unit classroom block in the school and would continue to support the school financially and logistically to achieve its goals in the coming years.

The Vice President appealed to teachers to launch a crusade against cyber crime and the use of drugs among the youth especially, students to reduce or eliminate the rising crime wave in the country.

He also appealed to teachers to inculcate in the students moral discipline so that they could grow up to become useful and self-reliant adults in future.

Mr J.T Tugah, Headmaster of the School, appealed to the Government to support the school to increase staff accommodation on campus, as it currently depended on only two bungalows accommodating five housemasters.

He said other housemasters shared accommodation blocks with students while majority of the tutors lived in town and commute an average of eight kilometres per day.

Mr Tugah called on government to help the School to construct a fence wall to ward off encroachers of the school lands.

Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, a former Headmaster of the school, called on the students to take advantage of the numerous infrastructural projects the Government was providing in the school to learn hard to achieve their future goals.

Students who distinguished themselves in various subjects and courses were presented with awards.

Source: GNA

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