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Senior High Schools in These Regions Face Closure; Shockingly Revealed In CHASS’ Letter

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Senior High Schools in These Regions Face Closure; Shockingly Revealed In CHASS’ Letter

Senior High Schools in the Upper West and Ashanti Regions have warned of an imminent closure if authorities fail to supply them with adequate foodstuff to feed students.

In a letter widely shared online, the Conference of Heads of Assisted Schools (CHASS) in the Upper West Region said there are food shortages in all schools in the region, which have been caused by local suppliers’ refusal to supply food to various schools.

“It came out that the food suppliers contracted by Buffer Stock Company and those local suppliers contacted to help out are all refusing to supply due to non-payment of outstanding monies owed for food supplied to the schools. This has led to serious food shortages in all the schools in the region. In fact, an assessment of the situation indicated that most schools cannot go beyond one week if nothing urgent is done about it”, the letter read in part.

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The situation, according to CHASS, has compelled heads of schools to feed students with whatever is available in the school food stores, while students bring their own sugar to the dining hall.

Candidates writing the WASSCE will be compelled to feed themselves or come from home to write the exams. Sporting and cultural activities at the school, District, Regional and National levels will be suspended with immediate effect until further notice.

Workshops and other activities which involve the payment of money will also be suspended, as it is becoming impossible for schools to pay for these activities, it said.

Situation in Ashanti

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), Rev. Fr Stephen Owusu Sekyere, confirmed that most schools in the region were facing an inadequate supply of food items, with the major challenge being vegetables, palm oil, sugar, and flour reports the Daily Graphic.

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Rev. Fr Sekyere, who is also the Headmaster of the Opoku Ware School (OWASS), said at times “students come to the dining hall with their own sugar. But we have been managing with the little we have and when it gets finished, we wait for the supplier”.

“Because I don’t want the students to demonstrate during my tenure, at times I have to dig into my pocket to buy some of the items from the open market just to ensure that the students are okay,” he told the state-owned agency.

He said at times when the supply came, “we get about five gallons of oil, which do not last two weeks for a student population of over 3,000”.

“This is even for schools in the metropolis; you can imagine what those in the hinterlands are going through,” he added.

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SOS Message

The Ashanti Regional Students’ Representative Council (ARSRC) which is next to join the call said the situation, if not remedied, could affect the health of the students in the affected schools.

Ashanti Regional SRC Coordinator, Raphael Sarkodie made this call as concerns grow over the delays and inconsistent food supplies, which at times affect students’ performance as the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), nears.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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UTAG, TEWU and Others Issue Strong Statement On The Indefinite Strike -Wild Details Drop

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UTAG, TEWU and Others Issue Strong Statement On The Indefinite Strike -Wild Details Drop

All four labour unions in Ghana’s public tertiary education space have resolved to embark on an indefinite strike effective Thursday, October 13, 2022.

The unions made up of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Tertiary Education Workers Union (TEWU), Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG), and the Ghana Association of University Administration (GAUA) have given the government up to a week to resolve their concerns.

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“Following the Press Conference by UTAG, GAUA, SSA-UoG, and TEWU-GH with FUSSAG in attendance on Wednesday, 28″ September 2022 at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, the National Leadership of the four Labour Unions have had a series of engagements between some stakeholders of tertiary education in Ghana, including Vice Chancellors Ghana
(VCG).

“Upon further deliberations among the National Leaders, we write to communicate that the intended strike action of all labour unions in the public universities in Ghana takes effect from Thursday, 13 October 2022. This gives the employer and all stakeholders of tertiary education in Ghana one crucial week to reverse the directive that seeks to negatively compromise the Conditions of Service of University Workers.

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In the statement signed by the leadership of the various unions, members were entreated to stay calm and cooperate with leadership as we navigate this trying moment.

According to the unions, displeased with what they refer to as a” blatant unilateral variation of service in the face of hostile economic conditions.”

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Free SHS Has Been Beneficial To Ghana – Adutwum

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Free SHS Has Been Beneficial To Ghana – Adutwum

The Minister of Education, Yaw Osei Adutwum has dismissed claims that the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) programme has reduced the quality of education at the second cycle level in Ghana.

He said the programme has rather improved on the quality of education across the country the 75th anniversary of Dormaa Senior High School, Adutwum expressed worry over the low number of students studying science and mathematics in the institution.

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The Dormaa SHS in the Dormaa Central municipality of the Bono Region was established on 24 February 1947 by SK Yeboah and JM Oppong under the name Dormaa State College with just a student.

It currently boasts of 4,473 students with a staff strength of 166 graduate teachers and 47 non-teaching officials.

The headmaster of Dormaa SHS, Nicholas Mensah commended the government for the Free SHS and STEM programmes because that will go a long way to address youth unemployment.

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Payment of Allowances to Teachers in Deprived Communities; Important Update Drops

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Payment of Allowances to Teachers in Deprived Communities; Important Update Drops

In 2009 the Ghana Education Service have signed against the provision of the 2009 Collective Agreement between the Ghana Education Service and the Teacher Unions in the Education Service which enjoins GES in section 18.3 to pay allowances based on monthly gross salary to teachers posted to areas designated as deprived.

In August 2020, the Agreement was renewed and the government promised to pay allowances to teachers who accepted postings to deprived communities in Ghana. Two years today the government has not paid such allowances agreed upon to this class of teachers which have made schools in deprived communities to lack teachers as most of the teachers in such areas have left such communities.The three teacher unions namely, GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT are therefore reminding the government on this agreement to play it’s cards very well in honoring it’s part of the Agreement and this should be done before 31st December, 2022.
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The teacher unions have expressed sentiments of anxiety and disappointment in the government for trying to sabotage education in the deprived communities. They added that teachers in towns must not be treated same way as teachers in the deprived communities and this is because there are so many benefits that those in towns enjoy which are not available to those in the deprived places.

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As the government desired quality education for all, this should be done evenly so that every ghanaian will have the chance to access quality education. This can only be achieved when teachers are motivated to compete with the other public sector workers in living standard and not seen as people without future. The government is on this note reminded once more to motivate teachers very well since that class controls the development and growth of every country.

If a country will develop it is it’s education system that trains quality leaders and work force and this is achieved through quality teaching from the teachers. Nothing is possible if the foundamentals are week which means free senior high will not yield it’s desired results if the foundations from the basic schools are very weak.

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