One problem that has come with coronavirus is job losses and salary cuts across the globe. Economies of nations, firms, and households are underperforming and are on their knees.
Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has reported on social media that he is paying the salaries o all private school teachers in his constituencies.
Private School owners are unable to cough monies to pay salaries in the face of school closure and they are not receiving school fees again – the primary source of salaries for their employees.
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.