GNAT latest update on COLA, Salaries, Minimum wage, Promotions and NTC workshops

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EducationGhana| August 29| GNAT latest update on COLA, Salaries, Minimum wages, Promotion, NTC workshop

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has given some latest updates on issues of importance to teachers including but not limited to teachers’ promotion, Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) l, salaries, minimum wages, National Teaching Council (NTC) workshops and other issues in the education sector.

On GNAT Hour hosted by Angel Fm on Saturday, 27th August 2022, the Ashanti Regional GNAT Chairman Mr. Prosper Takyi gave updates on the above issues on behalf of the Association.

Summary of Some of the issues discussed on GNAT Hour.


Validators within the four corners of the country can confirm that COLA has been paid. Payment of COLA has been made for the months of July and August, 202w. According to GNAT, payment of COLA will expire by December 2022, thus the need for 2023 negotiations.

Negotiations on Minimum Wage

Mr. Prosper Takyi explained that the technical committee met last Tuesday and will submit their report to the tripartite committee hopefully next week. The percentage isn’t out yet, but the Union is ready to stand against anything below average.

Junior Rank Promotion

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of GNAT disclosed that most teachers have been captured and duly paid. Those who were captured this month (August 2022) were paid with arrears. If by September, some teachers are still not promoted, the Union will be forced to act.

Biometric Registration

GNAT has offered its secretariat for the program and recommends the Union to all newly trained teachers across the country.

Ashanti Data Plan

He said, interested members of the Association should request for the offer and should try to join the telegram platform for updates. Management is working to get Vodafone users on board.

Deputy Director-General (DDG) retirement contract extension

Mr. Prosper Takyi noted that the unions have a say, hence there is a need for the Deputy Director-General of GES Anthony Boateng to leave office. If you are a leader and you have not nurtured someone to replace you, then you are a failure. There are competent people out there to replace him, even if he didn’t train one.

Textbooks for New Curriculum

He explained that distribution is ongoing. So far, seven (7) districts have already received their textbooks. Hopefully, all districts will get theirs before September ends.

NTC Workshops

GNAT cautioned that no Director should impose any kind of workshop on any teacher. The teacher should select from the numerous service providers the workshop(s) he will attend, at his or her own discretion.

Many teachers have lamented on the delay in the promotion and upgrading of teachers. Some are also complaining of paying for workshops in the name of obtaining CPD points. Mr Prosper’s updates have shed more light on those issues.

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