TEWU has called for a level playing field in addressing welfare concerns for both teaching and non-teaching staff to ensure the delivery of the high-quality education Ghana aspires to achieve.
The union emphasizes the critical roles played by both teaching and non-teaching staff in the educational landscape, asserting that any attempt by the government to discriminate against non-teaching staff would hinder the nation’s pursuit of quality education.
Mark Denkyira Korankye, the General Secretary of TEWU, made these statements during the 13th Quadrennial Greater Regional Delegates Conference held in Accra.
The conference revolved around the theme: “Fostering Partnership for Equitable Education Delivery in Ghana: The Role of TEWU.”
Mr. Korankye stressed that for Ghana to attain equitable education delivery, inclusivity is essential, and no child should be left behind. He emphasized that children, regardless of their background or location, should have equal opportunities to excel in their education.
In Mr. Korankye’s words, “Whatever height a child in the urban city attains, a child in the rural area should also be able to attain that height as long as their brains assimilate whatever they have been taught.”
Workplace safety was another key point highlighted by Mr. Korankye. He emphasized the need for safe working environments to ensure that staff can perform their duties without risking their well-being.
Furthermore, Mr. Korankye called upon the government to recognize and appreciate the contributions of non-teaching staff in facilitating uninterrupted teaching and learning processes.
Martin Owusu Amoamah, the Dean of Students Affairs at the Accra Technical University, commended TEWU’s unwavering commitment to the advancement of education in the country.
He urged the union members to envision the countless children across Ghana who aspire to receive quality education, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and partnerships to achieve equitable education.
Amoamah stressed that dismantling the barriers to equitable education required collaboration with not only union members but also the government, communities, and other stakeholders who share the vision. He called for constructive engagement with the government to shape policies and their implementation to benefit all.