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NSPs Are to Remain at Post as Teachers Strike over CoLA Persist. What will Schools that Rejects NSPs Do?


The management of the National service scheme has sent message to all national Service Personnel to Remain at post despite the Strike action declared by the Teacher unions over their Cost of Living Allowance (CoLA).

Teachers across the Country are on strike, a strike action declared by their union leaders on 4th July, 2022. Confirmed We are on Strike starting from today- Teachers on Strike

The message sent to all NSPs Reads 

Dear NSP, Management of the scheme wishes to inform you to be at post and perform your duties in spite of  the strike action by GNAT and CCT. kindly note that NSS is not associated with the strike action. Therefore, we urge you to continue your service to ensure your certification.

The SHS three students in most schools have just started their mock examination and the SHS two students are yet to start their examination to end the first Semester.

With WASSCE and BECE just at the corner, students and parents showed a mixed reaction to the strike action declared.

The Ghana Education service through its Regional and District Directors of education has Directed all heads of school together with their management team to keep the schools opened, the kitchen staff has also been directed to keep  cooking for the students.  GES Reply To the Strike Action by Teacher Unions- These Teachers Must Keep School Opened

In some school, received a report indicating the National service personnel were able to supervised the Mock examinations in the school despite the absence of the teachers.

Some second- year students in other schools too were supervised by the NSPs to write the Examination.

During the posting of National Service Personnel, some schools quickly rejects them in the name, they are over staffed, in this difficult times, where NSPs are the helpers, we ask, What happens to schools who rejected NSPs, will the Head and the management Team alone handle over 2,000 students?

The Deputy Ranking Member for Education, Clement Apaak is urging the Ghana Education Service to close down schools if the ongoing strike by teacher unions over the non-payment of Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) lasts for more than two days. Close down schools if teachers’ strike over COLA persists – Clement Apaak to GES

We hope the current posting to be done by the National service, no school Rejects NSPs. They are needed.



Peter N. Djangmah is a multifaceted individual with a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and blogging. With a firm belief in the power of digital education and science, I am affectionately known as the Private Minister of Information. Connect with me
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