The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has served Government notice that, destroying a nation does not require the use of atomic bombs or long range missiles but lowering of quality education.
In an address, delivered at Hohoe during the 26th Annual General Assembly of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG), the teacher union explained that, allowing cheating in examinations by the students or just encouraging them to rely on past questions and answers could lead to destroying of the nation since they form acts that could lead to lowering the quality of education.
NAGRAT further indicated that, the nation is not prioritizing teachers and teacher education. The union accused government of delaying the payment of the teacher trainees’ allowance.
The pre-tertiary education teacher union further expressed its disappointment in the government over delay in implementation of the 20% Difficulty/Deprived Area Allowance, which was negotiated for in 2010.
NAGRAT further called on the Ministry of Education and it’s agencies to hasten slowly, consult stakeholders before seeking to roll out the New Education Reform policy.
The Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) held its 26th Annual General Assembly at Hohoe in the Volta on theme: Teacher Education and Professionalism; the present and the future.