Expedite Teachers’ Upgrading Process – Teacher Unions to GES


EducationGhana, August 10, Teachers Strike: Teacher Unions at the Pre-tertiary Educational institutions are calling on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to expedite the upgrading of teachers who applied.

The Teacher Unions, namely the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers – Ghana (CCT-GH) made this announcement in a joint statement on August 10, 2021.

According to the teachers, one difficulty that is demotivating and demoralizing teachers is the slow pace by the GES to upgrade teachers who on their own, financed themselves to acquire degrees and those who have completed their study leave with pay.

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The unions said it is pertinent to note that even with the teachers who have been upgraded, they were not paid on the effective or substantive dates they were upgraded. The disturbing issue is that some were given three (3) months arrears while the majority received nothing.

”Ladies and gentlemen, as we speak now, the employer seems not to be perturbed to pay the arrears and indeed taking us for granted. We can no longer neither stand nor tolerate this.” They argued.

Transfer of Teachers in Special Schools

The Teacher Unions are surprised at the decision by the Management of the GES to transfer all Teachers teaching in special schools.

The reason for this action according to the unions is because of a problem that occurred in a single special school.

”The ramifications of a mass and nationwide transfer singling out one group of Teachers is discriminatory and wrong. We call on GES to suspend the action.” They said.

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Further Actions

The Unions indicated, said they are serving notice that if by the close of September 2021,  their requests are not resolved in full by the employer, then they will have no option than to advise ourselves in the best interest of our members within the framework of their Collective Agreement and the applicable laws of Ghana.


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Ellis Ferdinand
Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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