National Council of PTAs appeals to teachers to reconsider strike action

School under treeThe National Council of Parent Teacher Associations has appealed to the striking teachers nationwide to reconsider their stance and be magnanimous to the school children who are getting ready to write their all important final exams.

“We (the National Council of PTAs) called on the leaders of the two teacher-unions to humbly reconsider their decision and go back to the classrooms while the issue is being resolved for the sake of our children who are the future leaders of the country,” Torgbui Attipoe said.

Torgbui Duklui Attipoe, Vice President of the Council, who told the Ghana News Agency on Monday, described the strike as, “very unfortunate and worrisome” considering the crucial time that parents’ wards have to start their West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) began the strike today Monday March 18th to press home their demands for improved condition of service and other allowances regarding their migration onto the new single spine salary structure.

The National Council of PTAs, he added, believed problems were bound to happen in situations like this, but noted that the solutions to them should be the prerequisite in order to ensure the development of the society.

He urged the GNAT and NAGRAT including the Government to avoid the blame game and have the interest of the school children at heart in order to take the needed steps to resolve the issue as early as possible.

“We assure the parties involve that as stakeholders in the educational sector, we will help in pressing for what is due them as good workers of this nation.

“We count on their normal and usual cooperation in developing our wards and children,” Torgbui Attipoe said.

Source: GNA

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