Pre-tertiary teacher unions (GNAT, NAGRAT AND CCT-GH) have given the government by the end of September 2021 to address issues of teachers in the country or else they will not hesitate to embark on nationwide strike action.
In a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh, the union said despite the government progress in improving access to education for all, authorities have failed to provide teachers and pupils with modern aids to teaching and learning.
“There are no textbooks, the school environment is not conducive for learning, classes are overcrowded, the payment of capitation grant and administrative resources are delayed, among others,” the unions stated in the joint release.
They in the letter signed by Thomas T. Musah, General Secretary, GNAT said Ghana Education Service has decided not to consider teachers working in the District and Regional Education Offices as Heads and Assistant Heads of Schools.
The Pre-tertiary education teacher unions further indicated they are surprised at the decision by the Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to transfer all teachers teaching in special schools.
“The ramifications of a mass and nationwide transfer singling out one group of teachers is not only discriminatory but also wrong. We call on Ghana Education Service (GES) to suspend the action,” the union stated in the joint statement.
The Pre-tertiary education unions after GES asked Heads of Institutions to sign a Performance Contract have urged the Service to suspend the signing of the performance contracts until it has been discussed with the Unions.
“We the Teacher Unions are hereby serving notice that if by the close of September 2021, all these issues are not resolved in full by the employer, then we will have no option than to advise ourselves,” the education unions stated