The Ghana Education Service (GES) has called on all heads of schools in the kindergarten and Primary Schools as well as Junior and Senior High Schools to ensure the safety of the students amidst sit down strike actions.
It follows the sit-down strike actions by three teacher unions namely, Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) Coalition of Concerned Teachers-Ghana (CCT-G), and the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT).
The unions on Friday, November 4, 2022, withdrawal their services in protest of the appointment of the new Director-general of the service, Dr. Eric Nkansah.
According to them, the new GES boss is a banker and not an educationist therefore it is unfair to head the service.
However, the GES in a statement signed by Cassandra Twum Ampofo, Heads of Public Relations, on Monday, November 7, has charged all heads of schools nationwide to keep the safety of the pupils.
“Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has read from the media that the three Teacher Unions in the Pre-tertiary Education sector have declared withdrawal of their services effective Friday, November 4, 2022.
“Heads of public kindergarten and Primary Schools as well as Junior and Senior High Schools have been directed through the Regional and District Directors to mobolise their management teams to ensure the safety and well-being of all students in schools,” the statement said.