Government asked to resolve teachers’ strike action

School under treeA cross-section of people in Apam, in the Central Region, have appealed to government to resolve the strike action by teachers of basic and secondary schools, to ensure smooth academic work.

They made the call through the Ghana News Agency at Apam and Mumford, on Thursday.

Chairman of the Gomoa West District Ghana Government Pensioners Association, Mr Jimmy Kwesi Appiah, said “many parents are worried over the strike action by teachers at this time when school children are about to write their final BECE and WACE examinations”.

He said the strike was also affecting the businesses of some parents since they had to abandon their work and take care of their children, who were at home.

Mr Appiah blamed the government for the strike action, saying “if government had found the need to give fantastic salaries and allowances to Ministers and State and Members of Parliament taught by teachers, then their concerns ought to be addressed”.

The headmaster of Saint Philips Senior High, a private educational institution at Mumford, Mr Joseph Batels Essilfie, asked the bodies mandated to address grievances of the teachers to do so expeditiously to enable school children to write their final examination.

The chief linguist of Apam, Nana Kofi Dadzie, said expressed worry that children take advantage of teachers’ strike to absent themselves from school and engage in criminal and anti-social activities and asked government to solve the problem.

Mr. Joshua William Mensah of the Divine Complex Preparatory School, Apam, appealed to the government dialogue with the teachers to end the strike.

Source: GNA

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