The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) says the government proposed 4% base pay for the year 2021 and 7% for 2022 was accepted to enable more Colleges of Education graduates to be recruited in 2021/2022.
Speaking in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, the Accountant of the GNAT, Mr Isaac Nii baah said the Association at the meeting with the Organised Labour proposed a 15% increment for both years but was rejected.
“We the Association of Teachers proposed 15% increment for 2021 and 2022 but the government made it clear to us that if we go beyond the 4%, Colleges of Education graduates will not be employed for 2 years,” he stated.
According to him, they pleaded with the government to consider the high cost of living amid the outbreak of the global coronavirus and increase the base pay beyond 4% but the Organised Labour turn down their request.
“Government of Ghana (GoG) after the 4% and 7% agreement also accepted to comply with the other conditions that will ensure more teachers are recruited in the subsequent years,” the GNAT Accountant stated.
Mr Isaac Nii baah noted the 15% increment when approved by the Teachers Association would mean that no graduate from the College of Education (CoE) this year and the next year’s will be recruited by the Ghana Education Service.