Teachers’ Strike Affects Nearly 7 million Students

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Close to 7 million schoolchildren, from kindergarten to senior high school, have been impacted by the country’s teacher unions’ industrial action, according to Builsa South Member of Parliament Dr. Clement Apaak.

He criticized the administration for failing to take initiative in finding a solution to the teachers’ problems so they could carry on teaching.

“As we speak, close to 7m students from Kindergarten through primary school to Junior High School to Secondary Schools are currently not benefiting from teaching and learning,” Dr. Apaak said.

On Monday, July 4, Thomas Musah Tanko, general secretary of GNAT announced that the leadership of the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), and the Teachers & Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) has urged their members to stop providing services as of today, Monday, July 4.

Earlier this year, the unions gave the government until the end of June to implement the 20% COLA or risk the anger of more than 240,000 teachers nationwide.

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