The three major teacher unions have hinted that they will embark on a nationwide strike action if the government fails to meet their concerns by November 17, 2021.
Speaking in an interview with Campus Exclusive, Mr. Frank Gyegye, the Communication Director of the Coalition of Concerned Teachers-Ghana (CCT-GH) indicated the government has been given up to November 17 to honor his part of the agreement.
The agreement between the two parties bothers on several issues confronted by their members in the teaching profession.
The Communication Director explained further that although the government was given up to September 23, 2021, to address the critical problems burdening teachers, the National Labour Commission intervened, and new agreement was reached thereof.
Per the agreement between the government and the teacher unions (GNAT, CCT-GH, NAGRAT), the government’s attention was brought to the fact that teachers had difficulty teaching the new curriculum because of lack of textbooks and learning resources, promotion crisis, upgrading of teachers, remuneration for extended instructional hours among many others.
The teacher unions believe these are critical problems that need to be addressed by the government to make the teaching profession attractive and also relieve their members off the burdens.