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NAGRAT puts intended strike on hold

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), says it has put on hold plans to embark on an industrial action today [Tuesday], as government has released part of the over Ghc50 million arrears owed it members. According to the Association, it will take a concrete decision after a meeting with its Council members following government’s announcement that it had partially ...

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We’ll weed out unqualified teachers – GNAT Boss vows

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has vowed to liaise with the Ministry of Education to weed out unqualified teachers as a way of enhancing the image of the teaching profession. According to the Association, the move is to aid the processes leading up to the certification of qualified teachers in Ghana. This was made known by the newly-elected ...

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Teachers warn GES against wrongful transfers

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has expressed dissatisfaction with the manner in which the Ghana Education Service (GES) is transferring teachers without their transfer grants. The Association said it continues to receive complaints from teachers that they were being compelled to fill a “weaver of T and T” form to go on transfer, while they had not made ...

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GES to post new teachers by next week

The 2016/2017 graduates of the various colleges of education will from next week be posted to their various stations. According to the Ghana Education Service (GES), its management is awaiting the release of their final examination results for the posting to commence. A press release from the GES said: “Management is awaitng the release of their final examination results from ...

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Nigeria: 20,000 teachers to be sacked for failing exams meant for pupils

Authorities in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna State say more than 20,000 primary school teachers will be dismissed as they failed to pass examination tests meant for their pupils. This is coming amid apprehension that most primary and secondary schools in Nigeria are churning out half-baked students. Kaduna Governor Nasir el-Rufai said qualified teachers would be employed to replace the dismissed teachers. ...

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Newly recruited teachers to strike on October 2

A group of newly recruited teachers is threatening to embark on an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries. They say they have not been paid for the past 6 months. Abubakar Suale, the leader of the group, which calls itself the National Association of Newly Recruited Teachers, said, “We were posted last year, we have worked for about 7 months and ...

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Free SHS: We haven’t forgotten teacher dev’t – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured that teachers will also not be left behind as the free secondary education policy is implemented. As he launched the policy at the West Africa Senior High School in Accra today [Tuesday], the President said quality teacher training was essential to achieving the educational reforms to the fullest. Committing to the development of teachers would be ...

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More teachers trained to read, write local languages

Two hundred and eighty teachers in the Dormaa Central Municipality are currently undergoing training in reading and writing of eleven local languages. It is to equip the teachers with the skills to be able to impart to the pupils in Kindergarten Two, Primary One and Primary Two stages the right knowledge and ability to familiarise themselves with the local languages. ...

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Teachers to write licence exams

The National Teachers Council (NTC) of the Ministry of Education has announced that teachers will now have to pass a special examination before being granted the licence to teach. The move, according to the NTC, is to enforce discipline and eliminate non-performing teachers from the system, in accordance with the new Teachers Licencing Policy under the Education Act 778 (2008). ...

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Unemployed graduate teachers slam gov’t for selective recruitment

A group, known as the Unemployed Graduate Teachers’ Association has given the government a two-week ultimatum to recruit its members or have them embark on series of demonstrations. According to the group, all efforts to draw government’s attention to their situation and pursue it to post them to schools to teach have proven futile. The spokesperson of the group, Mark ...

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