Teacher unions have raised a red flag in opposition to the appointment of Dr Eric Nkansah and Mr Anthony Boateng as Ag. Director General and Deputy Director General respectively. The concerned unions have since threatened to resort to industrial action to drive home their disappointment if nothing is done about it by 4th November.
The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations has taken cognizance of the foregoing and has initiated steps to invite the the Ministry of Education and the Teacher Unions to resolve the matter over table.
Read the invitation letter below 👇
INVITATION TO A MEETING
It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR) that the pre tertiary education sector unions are threatening to embark on industrial action over the appointment of a new Director-General for the Ghana Education Service (GES).
2. Given the long standing relationship between Government and the Unions, the Ministry hereby invites the Minister for Education and Leadership of the Unions concerned to a meeting in the Conference Room of the Ministry on Friday, 4th November, 2022 at 10:00 am to discuss and find amicable resolution to the impasse.
3.By this invitation the Ministry entreats all stakeholders to exercise restraint whilst the matter is being amicably resolved.
4.Many thanks for your usual cooperation.
HON. IGNATIUS BAFFOUR AWUAH (MP) MINISTER
THE HON. MINISTER MINISTRY OF EDUCATION ACCRA
THE GENERAL SECRETARY GHANA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS (GNAT) ACCRA
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GRADUATE TEACHERS (NAGRAT) ACCRA
COLAITION OF CONCERNED TEACHERS, GHANA (CCT) KUMASI
The Hon. Deputy Minister, MELR
The Chief Director, MELR
The Chief Director, MOE
However, Parliamentary Select Committee members, Teachers and Education Workers Union as well as Conference of Educational Unit Heads have paid homage to the new Director General and pledged their support.
Source: Informed Teachers Network