Together with other teacher unions, the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) and the proposed 20-25% salary increase for teachers based on the current cost of living in the country, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) went to the negotiating table. Since then, the teachers’ unions have been negotiating with the Pay and Labor Commission.
The Salaries and Labor Commission has negotiated with the Labour Unions that wage increases of 12.5 per cent will take effect from January 2021.
The Commission on Salaries and Labor has decided on a 12.5 percent pay increase for all public sector employees that will take effect in January 2021.
From January 2021, the government will continue to pay teachers professional development allowances per month.
The 12.5 percent would at least cushion teachers’ salaries with the inclusion of the professional development allowance.
Teachers are information packages in our nation’s growth, teachers deserve better service conditions, government has agreed to improve teachers’ service conditions.
The government has provided a high-speed fiber optic Wi-Fi internet in all senior high schools with the common core curriculum emphasizing information and communication technology (ICT) in all senior high schools to support teachers to own laptops. By taking 70 percent of the cost of laptops and teachers pay 30 percent, which will be spread over a period of 12 months, the government will procure laptops for teachers
Mankessim SHS Headmaster Finally Speaks On The Photo Of Students Who Were Captured Smooking Wee In Classroom
The headmaster of Mankessim Senior High School in the Central Region of Ghana has finally spoken of the photos of students engaging in hard drugs that went viral causing a massive stir online.
In the photo, five (5) male students were caught heavily smoking wee, injecting hard substances into their body, sniffing hard drug among others.
This picture has since been on the trend as GhanaCNN.com takes on with the news as it unfolds.
Speaking to the headmaster of the school, Obibiniba Takyi was told that the unfortunate that has been circulating on social media has since been on investigations.
He made it clear that the said students are currently under the disciplinary committee and he is with the believe that appropriate punishment or disciplinary measure will be levelled against the students that disgraced the school.
TUTAG To Embark On A Partial Strike On Monday, June 14
The Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has declared that its members will go on partial strike starting from Monday, June 14.
By this announcement, TUTAG members have been tasked to not teach, invigilate, mark examination papers, and/or submit results and attend meetings of any of the Technical Universities.
However, in consideration of students, members have been advised to supervise project works, research and community service.
In a press release, the group listed six concerns they want to be addressed. These include a request for new conditions of service and frustrations in getting accreditation for academic programmes.
According to TUTAG, they have engaged the government, other agencies, and the National Labour Commission on their concerns. However, their discussions are yet to yield positive results.
Who Said Free SHS Policy Is A Bad Idea? – NDC’s Prof Joshua Alabi
Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies – Accra (UPSA) has stated that the Free Senior High School is never a bad idea.
This, according to Prof Joshua Alabi, is due to politicians’ dishonesty.
Because politicians and top political leaders in the state are sometimes backed even in their wrongdoings, the praise gets into their heads and retrains them from providing quality service to Ghanaians when expected, according to the former Minister of State for Greater Accra.
The NDC stalwart said the country has reached a level where things are retrogressing instead of moving forward because of pretence on the part of its citizens and leaders.
“Only the hardcore politicians will tell me the country is not coming down because of where he sits and if it NDC in power I will say the same thing we are not doing good service to the people,” he said.
Prof Alabi, commenting on the ongoing debate about the Free SHS policy, said the programme is a good idea but has implementation challenges.
“Who said Free SHS policy is a bad idea? Is not a bad idea but the implementation is where the debate is to ensure that in the process of implementing it will give the people quality service is the issue.”
He suggested that for the policy to work effectively, a stakeholder consultation should be held with all political parties present to assist in bringing out a blueprint of how to keep the free SHS policy running despite a change in political leadership.
“The problem you are seeing is not a one-man head, it is a big problem and we should bring down our pride and arrogance all of us, all political parties so that no one wins tomorrow and tries to change what somebody has done,” he said.
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