Teachers will get free Masters Programme offer when elected MP-Frimpong
Elected parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Nkawkaw Joseph Frimpong says he will prioritise teacher development and quality education should he be elected as the MP for the area in the parliamentary election.
Speaking on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the elected MP said he will be collaborating with other stakeholders and organisations to institute an initiative that will provide scholarship packages for teachers with 10 years teaching experience the opportunity to pursue their master programme.
He explained teachers must be supported to acquire professional development since it will enable them to develop the knowledge and skills they need to teach their students.
To him, quality education requires experienced and professional trained teachers who can identify the challenges of students and help them through it.
Aside from the scholarship package, Mr. Frimpong has also promised to institute an award scheme to identify and award teachers who will distinguish themselves in the constituency.
Teachers he noted must be appreciated for their role in training students to encourage them to do more.
The candidate said he will also organise remedial classes for students who could not pass their senior high school examination so they will get the opportunity to continue their education at the tertiary level.
Also, the elected MP says he will further work with benevolent organisations to provide support for deprived schools in the constituency.
Mr. Joseph Frimpong, who until the primaries was the constituency organizer defeated the incumbent MP Mr. Kwakjye Darfour.
He secured 206 votes as against that of the incumbent’s 159.
The four other contestants including a former Independent MP, Mr Seth Adjei Baah also known as Shaba had 156 votes, while Ms Joyce Opoku Boateng had 82 votes, Mr Gyebi Asante Boateng 73 votes, and a former MP, Orkachiri Kwabena Adusah place last with 28 votes.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal