Pre-tertiary schools across Ghana will remain open, authorities have said, despite a nationwide strike by teachers’ unions.
The teachers are at home in protest against the government’s failure to grant them a 20% cost of living allowance amidst the current high inflation rate, increases in price of goods and services, among others.
In a press statement, the Ghana Education Service, GES, noted that it has since invited the leadership of the unions to a meeting to discuss the development and the way forward.
“Meanwhile, parents are advised to remain calm and be assured that Management is closely monitoring the situation and will advise on the way forward accordingly”, the GES said.
Four teacher unions comprising the Ghana National Association of Teachers, GNAT, the National Association of Graduate Teachers, NAGRAT, the Coalition of Concerned Teachers -Ghana, CCT-GH, and the Teachers and Educational Workers Union, TEWU are leading the fight to demand better working conditions in the wake of worsening economic conditions.
The National Labour Commission. which has described the strike as illegal is however urging the government to engage the teachers to resolve the issue.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH