Keep schools opened and supervise students despite teachers strike  – GES directs

GES Director-General, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa
GES Director-General, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa

Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed regional and district directors of education to ensure that Basic School Heads keep schools opened and closely supervise all children who report to school pending further directives.

Management of GES has also directed Heads of Senior High Schools through the Regional and District Directors to mobilize their Management teams to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students in schools.

The directive from GES came following an indefinite nationwide strike declared by Teacher Unions: GNAT, NAGRAT, TEWU and CCT-GH on 4th July, 2022 following the failure of government to pay 20% of Cost of Living Allowance (COLA).

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According to Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) it has read from the media that the various Unions in the Pre-Tertiary Education sector have declared withdrawal of their services with immediate effect.

In a statement, signed by the GES Head of Public Relations Officer Cassandra Twum Ampofo said, GES has since invited the leadership of the Unions to a meeting to discuss the development and the way forward.

Meanwhile, parents are advised to remain calm and be assured that Management is closely monitoring the situation and will advise on the way forward accordingly.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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