Intervene for us to be upgraded; Un-upgraded teachers call on Akufo-Addo

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Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

A group of un-upgraded teachers have called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to intervene for them to be ungraded in their various fields of studies.

The group of teachers, numbering over four hundred (400) in the Central Region said, they have completed various Colleges of Education in 2013 and subsequently completed their top-up degree programmes through Sandwich or Distance Learning, between 2016 and 2018, and were due for upgrading to the PRINCIPAL SUPERINTENDENT rank in 2019, but GES denied them upgrading.

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According to then, they have been to the Central Regional Ghana Education Service in Cape Coast, as well as the GES Headquarters on many occasions, only to be told one story after another. The teachers added that, they have reported this to their Teacher Unions and every institution they thought could be of assistance to them, but all to no avail.

“It hurts us to know that some of our colleagues in other regions who are on the same level as we are, have been upgraded whilst we remain un-upgraded. It hurts so much to know that teachers who recently completed Colleges of Education are been place on the Principal Superintendent rank when we who were supposed to be on that same rank about fifteen (15) months ago, still remain un-upgraded.” The group said.

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In a humble appeal to the president of the republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the teachers said, It is with a very heavy heart that we write this, and hope fervently that it reaches you.

“We are a group of teachers, numbering over four hundred (400) in the Central Region alone, and many others across the country. Most of us completed various Colleges of Education in 2013. We have also completed our top-up degree programmes through Sandwich or Distance Learning, between 2016 and 2018, and were due for upgrading to the PRINCIPAL SUPERINTENDENT rank in 2019.”

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“We have however Sir, been denied our upgrading, and have not been upgraded until date. We have been to the Central Regional Ghana Education Service in Cape Coast, as well as the GES Headquarters on many occasions, only to be told one story after another. We have reported this to our Teacher Unions and every institution we thought could be of assistance to us, but all to no avail.”

“Many of us teach in very deprived areas in the country, and took loans to further our education. We feel neglected, unduly victimized and cheated so much so that giving off our best to the system may even be a problem.”

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“It hurts us to know that some of our colleagues in other regions who are on the same level as we are, have been upgraded whilst we remain un-upgraded. It hurts so much to know that teachers who recently completed Colleges of Education are been place on the Principal Superintendent rank when we who were supposed to be on that same rank about fifteen (15) months ago, still remain un-upgraded.”

“We know Sir, that you are a very listening president who cares so much about the development of education in Ghana. We know that you have not acted on this because this news has not reached you yet.

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We are very hopeful Sir, that you would resolve our plight, and cause the appropriate authority to upgrade us accordingly, to put smiles back on our faces.”

For more information, kindly contact the leaders of the un-upgraded teachers on 0249230891/0209705908

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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