The Teacher unions have been under pressure lately and don’t wish to keep the pressure and hence have to release it on GES and MOE, their Employer.
Teachers are agitating for a year now as they have not received their laptops after being deducted.
Some newly trained teachers have also not received their staff IDs, all boiling down to troubles for the unions.
During the GNAT NEC meeting some of these issues were raised and addressed,
New Director General
According to GNAT, the position of Director-General of the Ghana Education Service is the preserve of Educationists, and has been occupied by Educationists since its creation in the 1970s, and remained as such, even under the military regime.
Council found the replacement of Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa with Dr. Eric Nkansah the Banker, as both unfortunate and untenable. In the circumstance therefore Council calls for the revocation and subsequent appointment of an Educationist to occupy that office, by 4th November, 2022.
(b) With Mr. Anthony Boateng, the Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Education Service who was granted one more year contract extension council still opposes the said contract extension, and thereby sounds this note of caution, that we would vehemently and vigorously resist any attempt to bring Mr. Anthony Boateng back into the system, and that the consequences of any such attempt may be too dire to handle
Teacher Unions rejects Banker as the Director of GES
Laptops and Refund
The delay in supplying the laptops as well as refund of the GHS44.55 to teachers is still creating anxiety on our front, with the potential of rocking the industrial peace we are currently experiencing
Council expresses its indignation with the situation and calls for resolution of the issue, by 9th December, 2022, failure of which the Ministry of Education/ Ghana Education Service should be held responsible for whatever may happens.
Payment of the 2022 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) allowance to Teachers had not been done, as at today 29th October, 2022. We therefore call on the Management of the GES to ensure that the said allowance is paid before the end of December, 2022, failure of which the Union would advise themselves.
Council calls on the Ministry of Education/GES to resolve this issue and all other matters relating to especially Lower Rank promotions by the end of December, 2022.