A Total Of 7,000 teachers quit annually – New Survey Reveals
New research conducted by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has shown that a total of 7,000 teachers quit the service every year.
According to Officials of GNAT, the situation is very disturbing, especially in the rural areas”. Incentives meant for teachers must be provided to motivate them to remain in the teaching service.
GNAT outlined the following as the reasons why teachers quit the service annually.
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Lack of accommodation in most under-served communities in the country is one of the reasons why teachers quit the service.
Also, the inability of under-served communities to attract and retain teachers is a contributory factor “no time for individual pupils”, saying the net result was a poor academic performance which is affecting the quality standard of education.
Lack of educational resources.
Finally, the lack of proper Government policies for teacher deployment and retention was also causing a high rate of teacher attrition.