Monday, November 23, 2020

‘Re-Open Schools For Only Final-Year Students’ – Teacher Unions To Govt

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Teacher Unions in Ghana who kicked vehemently against the reopening of schools as intended by the gov’t has rather appealed that instead of bringing all the students back, only final year students in JHS and SHS should be brought back. 

The unions comprised the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), the Coalition of Concerned Teachers -Ghana (CCT) and the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU).

They have also made some suggestions on how the students and teachers will conduct themselves in the wake of the ravaging Covid-19 regime. “Because of the social distancing and other protocols and the congestions in the various schools we are saying that even if the government lifts the ban on restrictions, we would want to start with the candidates.

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This means that only form three students in JHS and SHS would go to school and in doing that too we are saying no classroom should have more than 20 students,” they said in their 19-point proposals presented to the president last Wednesday.

The President of the GNAT, Ms Philippa Larsen made this known in an interaction with journalists on the sidelines of the association’s launch of the impact assessment of COVID-19 on education in Accra Thursday, reports Graphic Online’s Emmanuel Bonney.

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