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Have Confidence In The Gov't - GNAT Chairman To Teachers

The Chairman of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in the West Akyem Municipality of the Eastern Region, Mr. Yaw Tengey has appealed to Teachers to have confidence in the Government and Exercise patience as they wait for their Salary arrears promised by the government to be paid in November end. 

He said the arrears include newly recruited Teachers salary arrears, promotion arrears, upgrading arrears and others which Teachers deserve to receive under their condition of service.

Speaking at the maiden celebration of 2019 Ghana Teacher Prize/International Teachers Day in Osenase organized by Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in the West Akyem Municipality, Mr. Yaw Tengey lauded Teachers for their dedicated service and urged them to keep on working hard for the country.

As part of activities for the maiden celebration, Teachers from Asikasu, Asamankese, Owuram, Osenase and Adeiso branch socialized with sporting events which included soccer, Draft, Ludu,100meters race, Volleyball, sack race, lime and spoon and many other.

Thousands of school pupils in Osenase cluster of Schools and residents of Osenase stormed the event ground as well as Officials from West Akyem GES and other stakeholders to support the Teachers but rainfall ended the field activities at the final stages and "Young Teachers - the Future of the Profession", was the theme adopted for this year's event.

Secretary for West Akyem GNAT, Mr. Savior Torsu said he was impressed in the maiden celebration and announced to continue with other activities in the coming years to allow Teachers to socialize and release stress and depression.

Mr.Torsu said the Association will find sponsors to reward Teachers in next year's celebration to motivate them to render self-esteem service and make Ghana Education one of the best in the Content.

Meanwhile, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education, has said education is the bedrock for any nation's sustainable growth; therefore, the government would reform and pursue educational policies that were in tandem with global standards.

He said one of its key agenda was to make the Ghanaian educational system as participatory as possible, especially at the local level for improved supervision.

"The District Assemblies are being empowered to take charge of educational affairs for accountability and transparency as we work to deliver quality education," the Minister said.

Source: Kofi Atakora/

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