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The Time Is Now: Teachers Are Not Going To Accept This Anymore- GNAT Descends Heavily On Government

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The Time Is Now: Teacher Are Not Going To Accept This Anymore- GNAT Descends Heavily On Government

Rev. Dr. Isaac Owusu, Central Regional Chairman of the Ghana National Association of Teachers, has warned the government and educational administrators that teachers will no longer tolerate injustice.

The sitting allowances of some people in this country can pay the retirement benefits of a number of teachers,” he pointed out, “but teachers retire with a pass credit of 5,000 from SSNIT after serving for 24 years.”

“A Ghanaian teacher will serve his country wholeheartedly, in schools without furniture and dormitories, but later retire as a purper,” he emphasized.

Rev. Dr. Owusu delivered the statement in Ajumako at the 6th Quadrennial District Conference of GNAT, Ajumako chapter, on the theme, “GNAT at 90, Surviving as a Reliable and Vibrant Teacher Union in the Twenty-First Century.”

According to him, the Central Region is the region with the highest number of complaints, ranging from upgrades to promotions to allowances, and so on.

According to him, the service has not received any textbooks since the change of curriculum in 2019, and it is not surprising that there were no exams for students in 2019, and 2021.

He stated that the era of fear and intimidation is over, and that they must speak up when they are unhappy and work hard in the next ten years for the sake of their members, adding that they must fight or die trying.

Mrs. Sabina Otoo, the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District Director of Education, hinted that the Directorate recorded four s*xual harassment cases involving teachers in mid-year last year, of which some unfavorable decisions had to be made.

As a result, she urged the Union to prioritize the education of their members and their working conditions.

She reminded teachers that the government will never be able to pay them as much as they deserve, so they should consider doing some income-generating activities to supplement their income, but they should not let those activities interfere with their work as teachers or prevent them from using their Learners.

This was the occasion for the election of new officers who will serve for the next two years.

By:

Raymond Kwofie

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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US Ambassador To Ghana, Her Excellency Stephanie S. Sullivan Visits KNUST

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US Ambassador To Ghana, Her Excellency Stephanie S. Sullivan Visits KNUST

Her Excellency Stephanie S. Sullivan, Ambassador of the United States of America (U.S.A.) to Ghana, paid a visit to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as part of a working visit to the Ashanti Region.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson, and some members of the University administration greeted the Ambassador in the Council Chamber.

Professor Dickson expressed her satisfaction with the collaboration that has so far existed between KNUST and the United States of America. She stated that KNUST has over 40 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with institutions in the United States of America and that KNUST places a high value on partnerships. She outlined some of the most important collaborations with US institutions in the areas of scholarships, staff and student exchanges, capacity building, and joint research.

According to the Vice-Chancellor, the University thrives on high-quality teaching and learning, significant research, entrepreneurship education, and community engagement. She explained that the University will be able to achieve these goals through effective collaboration with its development partners.

Distinguished Lady Sullivan thanked KNUST management for the long-standing relationship between the US and the university in her address. Ambassador Sullivan expressed hope that the Embassy in Ghana and KNUST will continue to look for mutually beneficial opportunities.


Virginia Elliott, Counselor for Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Ghana, Maya Parker, Cultural Affairs Specialist, Marilyn Owusu, EducationUSA Advisor in Kumasi, and Margaret Nyarko, EducationUSA Advisor in Kumasi were all present at the meeting.

Source: www.KNUSTconnect.Com

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KNUST SRC General Secretary Aspirant, Catherine Osei Congratulates Muslims

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KNUST SRC General Secretary Aspirant, Catherine Osei Congratulates Muslims

KNUST SRC General Secretary hopeful has lauded the Muslim community for successfully completing their month-long Ramadan fast, wishing them a happy Eid Mubarak.

Ms. Catherine Osei in a statement thanked all Muslims for holding forth and pleased to congratulate them on this milestone occasion and wishes them a successful Eid.

She again wishes that on such a festive occasion, partakers do not throw caution to the wind but do well to observe all Covid-19 protocols even as the celebrations are ongoing at home, on campus and in public spaces.

There are two great feasts celebrated by Muslims; the Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated to break the fast for the month of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Adha which marks the end of the Islamic yearly calendar.

Source: www.KNUSTconnect.Com

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URO Urges KNUST Connect and Other Student Journalists To Brand KNUST In A Positive Light

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URO Urges KNUST Connect and Student Journalists To Brand KNUST In A Positive Light

The University Relations Office (URO) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) held a day’s workshop for student journalists, writers and bloggers at the Gardiner Conference Room, Great Hall, KNUST.

This marks the second edition of the URO media interaction with various internal writers and bloggers to sensitize them on how to project the brand of the University.

Addressing the participants, Dr. Daniel Norris Bekoe, the University Relations Officer, commended the bloggers for their immense contribution towards improving the visibility of the University.

He however appealed to them to continue using their various media, blogs and websites to project the University in a positive light.

He mentioned that, as the nation is still fighting the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the University Management has instituted a number of safety measures to help fight the pandemic which includes; the constitution of Covid-19 ambassadors, frequent fumigation of all traditional halls and hostels on and outside KNUST Campus, placing of hand sanitizers at vantage points in every department in the University, installation of handwashing accessories at vantage points, screening of persons before they access offices and lecture halls and the establishment of isolation and treatment centres to manage Covid-19 cases.

Dr. Bekoe advised the student bloggers to use their various platforms to build strong networks with some of the established media houses in the country and Internationally.

He appreciated their professionalism exhibited throughout the first semester of the 2020/2021 Academic Year and advised them to adhere to all the Covid-19 safety protocols during their line of work.

Source: www.KNUSTconnect.Com

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