EducationGhana| January 13| GNAT Interest on Loans: The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has outlined a resolution from its 6th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference held on the 2nd-7th January 2022.
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The union at its 6th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference held on the 2nd-7th January 2022 made this decision as part of conference resolutions held at the KNUST Great Hall, Kumasi.
RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY GNAT NATIONAL DELEGATES CONFERENCE
1.0 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
1.1 That GNAT Headquarters should as a matter of urgency, complete the creation of the remaining ten (10) District Secretariats approved by the National Delegates Conference in 2014
1.2 That orientation courses be organized for newly-elected Executive members and School Representatives
1.3 That GNAT should provide permanent secretariats and duty post accommodation for the Districts
1.4 That GNAT should advocate for the GES to recruit qualified teachers from deprived Districts and post them to the same area.
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2.0 EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2.1 That the GNAT/CTF programme be expanded to cover more teachers
2.1 That GNAT works hand in hand with the GES and NaCCA to expedite action on the provision of textbooks and all other logistics needed by the schools to enhance the smooth implementation of the Standard Based Curriculum.
2.3 That GNAT impresses upon GES to provide regular in-service training for its employees
2.4 That GNAT impresses upon the GES to grant study leave with pay to qualified teachers pursuing second degrees in Education related courses and be put on the next rank upon successful completion.
2.5 That GNAT advocate for Government to implement the policy of preferential treatment to teachers in deprived areas when granting study leave with pay
2.6 That GNAT works with the GES to train teachers on the new curriculum as well as provide all teaching and learning resources needed in the schools for its implementation.
2.7 That GNAT impresses upon the GES to pay T&T/transfer grants to deserving teachers promptly.
3.0 SOCIO-ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND GENDER ISSUES*
3.1 That the GNAT Housing Scheme should be reintroduced to take care of the housing needs of members
3.2 That Teachers Fund should expand the piloting of reducing processing period, to cover other Districts
3.3 The Cancer Fund be increased to five Ghana Cedis (GHC5.00). The treatment of other life-threatening diseases such as Kidney and Hepatitis B be added and extended to cover retired GNAT members as long as they remain alive
3.4 That GNAT considers bringing back the diaries to supplement other souvenirs to be provided in any year.
3.5 That Government provides scholarships for at least award of every teacher at the tertiary level.
3.6 That GNAT ensures that the GES provides accommodation for teachers in underserved communities.
3.7 That the GES ensures that culprits who attack teachers are dealt with expeditiously to serve as a deterrent to others.
4.0 SALARIES AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
4.1 That GNAT should collaborate with the GES to ensure that such legitimate entitlements such as responsibility allowance, vehicle maintenance allowance, transfer grant, the legacy areas, and all others are paid promptly.
4.2 That GNAT should impress upon the GES to ensure full implementation of all provisions in the collective agreement
4.3 That GNAT should impress upon the GES to conduct an infrastructural audit in all schools to ensure that the school environment is conducive for teaching and learning.
4.4 That GNAT should impress upon the government to provide more accommodation facilities for SHS teachers on campus to enable them to take effective care of the increasing student populations
4.5 That GNAT should ensure that a committee is put in place by the employer and Organized Labour to address the challenges associated with the Tier-2 Pensions Scheme.
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