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Lecturer calls on Ghana to formulate education policy

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School under treeDr Stephen Antwi-Danso, Lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba, (UEW) has called for the formulation of a comprehensive education policy, which successive governments should compulsorily implement.

He expressed worry that successive governments continued to change the duration of the Senior High School (SHS) programme.

Dr. Antwi-Danso made the call at the 4th Quadrennial Delegates Conference of the Ajumako-Enyan Essiam District branch of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), at Ajumako in the Central Region.

The conference was held on the theme: ” Education in crisis, the path to 2015, the role of stakeholders”.

Dr Antwi-Danso said: “the country’s education cannot strive on mushroom political ideology, which dies when the initiating parties leave the scene”.

He asked politicians to stop “politicization of three-year and four- year SHS duration , which has resulted in two groups completing the SHS programme in the same year.

Dr Antwi-Danso said the current educational problems facing the country should partially be attributed to the type of educational system.

Mr David Ofori Acheampong, Central Regional Secretary of GNAT, said the Association was negotiating with Wages and Salaries Commission to deliberate on Collective Bargaining on non-payment of allowances, after implementation of Single Spine Salary Structure .

He asked teachers to desist from acts that  could undermine their profession and academic performance.

Mr John Hamah, Ajumako-Enyan–Essiam District Director of Education, called on teachers to work hard to improve education.

A seven-member district executive, chaired by Ms Diana Afankwa, was elected for another two years term.

Ms Afankwa said the Association had acquired land for the construction of office complex and teachers’ hall.

Source: GNA

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