Headmaster asks teachers to justify their salaries
The Reverend Andy Gyabaa, Headmaster of Kukuom Senior High School in the Asunafo South District has advised teachers to work hard to justify their wage bill.
He said the leadership of the Ghana national Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the other labour unions should continue negotiating with the government to enhance their working conditions.
Rev Gyabaa however challenged teachers to also redouble their effort in promoting quality education in the country.
Teaching, he said, is a noble profession and entreated teachers to be proud of their profession and also work in tandem with ethics of the job.
Rev Gyabaa, who is the former Brong-Ahafo Regional Guidance and Counseling Coordinator of the Education Directorate, gave the advice in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Wednesday.
He explained that GNAT was concerned about the problems facing teachers and as the mother trade union, it would continue to lobby for deserving pay and allowances as well as other benefits for teachers.
Rev Gyabaa said the association had continued to seek the welfare of teachers since its establishment in 1930.
With a total membership of about 150,000, the headmaster said GNAT would ensure that each and every teacher goes home with appreciable salary and the responsibility also lay on them to justify it by ensuring that academic performances of students are improved tremendously.
Rev Gyabaa noted with concern that though some of the challenges in the profession seemed insurmountable, regardless of such challenge there is still hope and asked teachers to exercise patience.