The National Secretariat of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has outlined services it renders to its members nationwide. The services outlined by the Association are classified under three main categories as captured in the Constitution of the Ghana National Association Teachers (GNAT).
These categories include; Socio-Economic and Welfare Services, Trade Union Education and Education and Professional Development.
Socio – Economic and Welfare Services
Article 3(1)(d) of the GNAT Constitution as amended in 2018, mandates the leaders of the Association to provide internal economic and other appropriate and relevant welfare services for members. This has resulted in the provision of several welfare packages for members since the 1970s.
Trade Union Education
Article 3(1) (a),(e) and (h) of the GNAT Constitution as amended in 2018 mandates the association to promote equal rights to all members as well as promote organic solidarity among members of the teaching fraternity. GNAT cooperates with other workers unions in and outside Ghana. By this, Association educates its members on their rights and responsibilities as employees and the need to join a Union.
Education And Professional Development
Article 3(1) (c), (f), (j) and (k) of the GNAT Constitution as amended in 2018 mandates the Association to promote high academic standards, professional competence and exemplary conduct for members. GNAT promotes and protects the rights and interests of the child, as well as place the services of the Association at the disposal of individuals, public bodies and other organizations in pursuit of education.
THE AIMS OF THE GHANA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS
The aims of the Association are:
a. To accord the equal rights to all members.
b. To promote the interests of members and secure for them attractive conditions of
service that may retain them in the Teaching Profession.
c. To promote high academic standards, professional competence, trade union education and exemplary conduct of members.
d. To provide internal economic and other appropriate and relevant welfare services to members.
e. To promote organic solidarity amongst members of the teaching fraternity.
f. To co-operate with Government in pursuit of development of education.
g. To support and co-operate with students in the Colleges of Education and GNATOC in
h. To co-operate with other workers unions in and outside Ghana.
i. To participate effectively in public affairs.
k. To place the services of the Association at the disposal of individuals, public bodies and other organizations in pursuit of education.
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Read more from the Association’s Constitution.