Teacher Unions is Ghana, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and Coalition of Concern Teachers – Ghana (CCT-GH) has rejected the appointment of the new Director General of Education.
The teacher unions have also called for his immediate removal since he does not qualify for the position.
According to the associations, the new appointee Eric Nkansah, is a banker who has no background in teaching. Therefore, they are unhappy with his appointment.
Addressing a press conference in Accra on Thursday October 20, President of NAGRAT, Mr Angel Carbonou said teachers were hoping that a person who has background in education would be appointed in order to bring his or her expertise to bear.
This appointment is an indication that there are no qualified teaching professionals to man education in Ghana, he said.
“The authority to appoint Director General of GES is the President of the land. Unfortunately, contrary to what the teacher unions indicated that, we will want a Director General who is a professional teacher, who has passed through the mill, who can bring his knowkdge, skills and influence to bear on the activities of teachers and non-teachers in the GES.
“Contrary to that, the gentlemen who was appointed yesterday is not a teacher, he is banking officer, who was a special assistant in the office of the Minister and has been appointed as the DG of the GES. We are not happy with this development, it is as of we don’t have professionals and well educated people who have gone through the mill in education in this country to run education.”
From the teacher unions, certificate in banking is not acceptable and can not qualify the person to be appointed as the Director General.
“We are calling for his removal, he is not qualified to be Director General in the Ghana Education Service and his presence will not motivate professionals who have been in the service for many years” the unions said.
Source : Honestynewsgh.com
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