- Teacher Kwadwo condemns teacher unions, says they only know savings and loans.
- He holds the view that all the teacher unions in the country are very, very useless.
Teacher Kwadwo, the Ghanaian celebrity teacher known in real life as Michael Owusu Afriyie, has described the teacher unions in Ghana as useless, indicating that all they know is savings and loans.
He granted an interview to the Kumasi-based Nhyira FM monitored by Ghana24.org. During the interview, he said the teacher unions lend after teachers deducted dues back to them as loans for profit and nothing else.
Teacher Kwadwo condemns teacher unions, describes them as useless
“All the teacher unions in the country are very very useless, all they do is saving and loans, if not robbery how come they deduct dues from ‘poor’ teachers salary and later give to them as loans with interest,” he told the radio station.
He indicated that the challenges confronting the Ghanaian teacher are numerous and go beyond unpaid salaries.
Teacher Kwadwo furthered that teachers in the schools across the country are suffering and under the current Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
As a reaction to the comment by President Nana Addo that ‘teaching can not make a teacher a millionaire’ in Ghana, he said the statement made by the president is the bitter truth but he was of the view that the statement by the President is an insult to the teaching fraternity
“We admit no teacher can become a millionaire in this country but that is an insult to teachers, if you can’t help them why should you pass such a nasty comment as a President and laugh at the teachers,” he stressed.
He charged the various teacher unions to institute effective strategies that will provide some comfort to teachers since they are going through hell.
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