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The Woes Of The Ghanaian Teacher At The Mercy of GNAT

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The Woes Of The Ghanaian Teacher At The Mercy of GNAT

Each year, the government of Ghana gives financial clearance to more than 360,000 teachers across the country; Ghana.

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My simple calculation indicates that each teacher for a period of 30 days thus one month pays GH¢30 as dues to Ghana National Association of Teachers in simple arithmetic that makes GH¢10,800,000 translating to GH¢129,600,000.00 each calendar year.

Despite this huge revenue, teacher unions across Ghana take huge interest rates from loans, provide low intensive to teachers annually, think less on the Ghanaian teacher and can even boast of refurnishing one of the numerous schools we have while GNAT invests in ultramodern GNAT Heights that houses Google and other multi-million dollar companies and builds guest houses all over Ghana.

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GNAT after several years of its establishment can even boast of a single unit classroom block been built from its own funds and they have refused yet to contribute 10% of its dues towards building and renovating their own offices across some parts of the country not to talk of providing white chalk to deprived schools, building Professional development and learning centers for teachers in Ghana.

Professional development and learning centers for teachers in Ghana.

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With a humble appeal, what could have happened to the huge deposited sums if CCT, GNAT, TEWU, and NAGRAT could have instituted a scholarship fund for teacher and just a little revenue to care for the children who walked barefooted each day to school, children who did not have water in their schools to drink and teachers who have no toilet faculties in their respective schools?

One might argue that the menace I have listed is the responsibility of the government? I would also ask, is it the responsibility of the American People (USAID), the Japanese People and the German people to fund our development projects like schools and hospitals?

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Its been more than a decade since be it Ghana Associate of Teacher, Coalition of Concern teacher among others organized a workshop for teachers that is geared towards enhancing the classroom teacher and also organizing workshops that is also channeled help equipping the teacher to be bushiness oriented to avert the poverty tag labeled to the Ghanaian teacher.

As a classroom teacher myself, I start this conversation from the Afigya Kwabre South District of the Ashanti Region.

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Education Ministry Cautions Against Payment Of Money To Secure School Placement

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Education Ministry Cautions Against Payment Of Money To Secure School Placement

The Education Ministry has warned the public against the payment of money to secure their preferred choice of school during this year’s computerised school placement into second-cycle schools.

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In a statement issued by the Ministry and signed by its Spokesperson, Kwasi Kwarteng stressed: “Kindly be reminded that, the School Selection and Placement process is purely on merit and no other consideration whatsoever.”

Reports are rife that some guardians and parents pay bribes to get their wards into grade A&B schools in the CSSPS placement of students.

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Meanwhile, the Ministry has assured the public of a transparent, equitable, and merit-based placement process.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Contacts of Ghana Education Service Regional Head Offices

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Contacts of Ghana Education Service Regional Head Offices

The Ghana Education Service (GES) was established, as part of the Public Service of Ghana, in 1974 by NRCD 247 and was subsequently amended by NRCD 252, 357 and SMCD 63.

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Under the forth Republican Constitution of Ghana, these earlier legislations have been amended by Acts of Parliament, including Act 506 (1994) and Act 778 (2008).

The GES is governed by a fifteen-member Council called the GES Council.

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These are the contacts of the various contact of GES Regional Directorates:

GES Headquaters – 0302662977 or 0302683690 or 0302683691   Post Office Box M 45, Accra

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Greater Accra  – 0302663111     Post office Box M 148, Accra

Eastern Region – 0342022643 – Post Office Box M 90, Koforidua

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Central Region  – 0332132844 – Post Office Box 110, Cape Coast

Western Region – 031212046427 – Post Office Box M 346, Sekondi

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Volta Region  – 0302026463 or 0302026464 Post Office Box M 46, Ho

Ashanti Region – 0322024781 Post Office Box M 1906, Kumasi

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Brong Ahafo Region – 0352023607 Post Office Box M 30, Sunyani

Northern Region  – 0372023165 Post Office Box M 101, Tamale

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Upper West Region – 0392022018 Post Office Box 95, Wa

Upper East Region  – 0382022485 Post Office Box M 110, Bolgatanga

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NSS Releases Posting For 2022 Batch of Trained Teachers

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NSS Releases Posting For 2022 Batch of Trained Teachers

The Management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) has released postings for Fifteen Thousand, Five Hundred and Seventeen (15,517) trained teachers to undertake their national service for 2023/2024.

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The NSS in a press statement dated January, 20,2023, stated that the newly trained teachers are required to log into their portal, https://www.nss.gov.gh to print their placement and appointment letters.

“The management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) has today, 20th January 2023, released postings of a total of Fifteen Thousand, Five Hundred and Seventeen (15,517) trained teachers who enrolled to undertake their mandatory national service for the 2023 /2024 service year.

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“All eligible trained teachers are required to log onto the Scheme’s website at https://www.nss.gov.gh to check their placements and proceed to print their appointment letters for endorsement by respective user agencies.,” part of the statement read.

The statement also added that management further directs the prospective service personnel to begin their national service on February 6, 2023.

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Read the full statement below;

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