Teachers in Ghana often earn less than other professionals with similar levels of education and experience. This disparity can make it difficult for teachers to afford basic necessities and provide for their families.

Additionally, low salaries may discourage talented individuals from pursuing careers in education, which can further exacerbate issues within the education system. Addressing the issue of low teacher pay is crucial for ensuring that the education sector attracts and retains skilled and dedicated professionals who can contribute to the development of Ghana.

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It’s disheartening to hear about the struggles that some teachers face in Ghana. Teachers play such a crucial role in society, yet they often find themselves undervalued and underpaid. Relying on killer interest loans to make ends meet can create a cycle of debt that’s hard to break free from.

It’s important for governments to prioritize education and ensure that teachers are adequately compensated for their hard work and dedication. Improving teacher salaries and providing better support systems can help alleviate some of these financial burdens and ultimately benefit the entire education system.

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Government should help build affordable housing units for teacher on mortgage. This will provide certain relief to the Ghanaian teacher to afford houses of their own than relying on killer interest rate on habitat loans from banks before they can make properties of their own.

By: Godwin Kwame, Mileba (Dickson), DPF, BEd, MEd.
Educational Psychologist.
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