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Teachers groups threaten strike

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) have resolved to stay away from classrooms in their quest to claim what is due them.
The threat by the two teacher bodies comes at a time when members of the Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG) are on strike due to government’s inability to pay their research and book allowances, compelling the polytechnics to close down.
According to the Deputy General Secretary of GNAT, Mr Thomas Baafi, teachers who had been transferred for more than three years had not received the transfer entitlement due them.
He was speaking at the closing ceremony of an in-service workshop organised by the GNAT and the Canadian Teachers Federation (CTF).
Mr Baafi called on the Regional and District Directors of Education to suspend the transfers of teachers until the Ghana Education Service (GES) had obtained financial clearance from the Ministry of Finance.
He said the inability of the GES to secure financial clearance from the ministry had resulted in teachers being transferred without the payment of their entitlements.

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