Ghana Education Service has appealed to parents across the country to remain calm after Pre-Tertiary Unions declared a nationwide indefinite strike.
This happened after the teachers lay down their tools until the government settled and further their demands.
Ghana Education Service(GES) released a statement earlier addressing “parent and guardians to remain calm then assured them that management is monitoring the current crisis and will advise on the way forward”
PRO of Ghana Education Services, Cassandra Twum Ampofo stated that they have invited the leadership of the four teacher unions for a convention to discuss the development and solution for the current situation.
Despite the current strike, the GES direct head of senior high school assured the safety and wellbeing of all students in their various schools.
They also informed the Regional and District Directors to keep basic schools open.
“Keep basic schools open and ensure the safety of children who report to school while awaiting further directive from the management of GES”
Teachers Demand 20% Off the basic salary
The strike was constituted by the four teaching unions of Ghana; Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Teachers and Educational Workers Union(TEWU), National Association of Graduate Teachers(NAGRAT), and de Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana(CCT) to demand 20% of their salary to be paid to them.
The teachers gave the government up to June 30, 2022, to retort to their calls for COLA.
The government failed to respond to their demands.
For the teaching unions, the 20 percent COLA they are asking for will help the members to sustain themselves in the face of the economic challenges Ghanaians are facing.
Earlier this year, University teachers also embark on strike over their salaries.
We hope the government attends to their needs as soon as possible