Teacher Unions in Ghana want Parliament to suspend any further deliberations on the Pre-tertiary Education Bill over certain concerns.
Addressing a press conference in Accra today (Friday), the Unions maintained that until they have resolved all outstanding issues with the Ministry of Education, parliamentary debate on the bill should be put on hold.
“This notice we serve the Parliament of Ghana. We wish to caution that should our stance be disregarded or ignored, we pre-tertiary education unions would advise ourselves accordingly,” they said.
The teacher unions, comprised of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT)-Ghana.
The objective of the Bill is to provide for a decentralised pre-tertiary education system and an educational system to produce individuals with the requisite knowledge, skills and values, to become functional and productive citizens for national development, to establish a Technical and Vocational Education and Training Service, and to provide for related matters.