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General News of Sunday, 23 June 2019

Source: Ghananewsagency.org

TEWU leadership calls for unity to achieve plans

Members of Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) have been encouraged to be united in the pursuit of their interest and avoid forms of altercations that prevent them from achieving their desired plans.

Mark Dankyira Korankye, the Acting General Secretary of TEWU made the call on Friday at the 12th Quadrennial Greater Accra Regional Delegates Conference in Accra.

The conference was on the theme “60 Years of TEWU’s Contribution to the Development of Equitable Inclusive and Quality Education Delivery in Ghana”.

He urged members to continue to live by the tenets of the Union and contribute to the development of the education in the country.

Mr Korankye said the Union had incorporated a Gender and Youth Desk, into its structures for effective implementation of youth policies.

He urged members to upgrade their knowledge to make the needed impact on the development of equitable, inclusive and quality education delivery in the country.

Touching on the recruitment of the non-teaching staff at the Ghana Education Service, Mr Korankye called for a level playing field in the recruitment of personnel.

The Union said the non-teaching staff played an important role in ensuring a conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning, and as such their concerns must be given attention.

On the Critical Support Premium, Mr Korankye said the non-payment of the premium to all non-teaching staff was not helping members as they were an integral part of the teaching and learning environment, playing a complementary role.

He entreated members to exercise maximum restraint and continue to give leadership the needed support to fight for their interest.

He called on authorities to help resolve the concerns of the non-teaching staff and to prevent any industrial action.

Mr Korankye commended government for the introduction of the double track system, urging government to appreciate the effort of non-teaching staff who have worked extra hard to make the free SHS and the Double Track programme successful.

He appealed to government to review the intervention money where non-teaching staff received 20 per cent and teachers given 80 per cent.

Mr Hayford Siaw, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Library Authority, urged the leadership to be innovative and make good use of technology in the professional development of the Union.

This, he said, was critical because the proliferation of technology when utilized effectively would improve the delivery of quality education in the country.

He said the Authority would collaborate with the leadership of the Union to meet government and addressed their concerns and enhance teaching and learning.

Mr Siaw urged the Union to elect competent leaders who would make positive impact to the Union.

Madam Salamatu Mahama Braimah, the Regional Chairperson of TEWU urged members to contribute meaningfully to the discussions on the agenda to improve the operations of the Union.