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General News of Thursday, 28 May 2015


Concerned Teachers call for the resignation of Edu. Minister

The Coalition of Concern Teachers (CCT) has called for the resignation of the Education Minister, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku for what they describe as her inefficiency in handling matters that affect the quality of teaching and learning.

Speaking on an Accra-based Adom FM, the head of CCT, Ernest Opoku said the scrapping of the teacher trainee allowance, lack of lesson notebooks for teachers, no chalk and registers for schools as well as the frequent and indecisive change of Education Directors has made teaching and learning a rather difficult task for stakeholders in the education for which the Minister must resign to restore peace to the sector.

The education sector has been rocked by strikes and threats of boycott by educators and teachers alike to protest unpaid allowances and also to demand that government redraws a directive for students of tertiary institutions to pay electricity bills of a government.

He added that transfer arrears and grants have not been paid for a long time as well as government subventions, adding that the ministers continues stay in office is not in the best interest of Ghana's education.