Akuffo Addo’s “Teachers can’t be Millionaires’ comment surfaces in End of Term Exams


EducationGhana, July 29, Exams: A comment made by President Akuffo Addo on the impossibility of teachers becoming millionaires has surfaced in a Basic School’s July 2021 end of Second term examination.

Question 16 of the exam paper requests learners to identify the Ghanaian President known for the popular saying that “teachers can’t be millionaires.

The Possible answers include;

a. Atta Mills

b. John Mahama

c. Akuffo Addo

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Akuffo Addo’s Comment

President Akuffo Addo has said that the teaching profession is not meant to make teachers millionaires but to make their contributions to the welfare of the country.

President Akuffo Addo made this statement on Friday, July 9, 2021, when the leadership of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) called on him in the Jubilee House to discuss preparations towards the Association’s 90th Anniversary Celebration.

According to the President, there was nowhere in the world where people go into teaching expecting to become millionaires and make money.

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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