GES summons meeting of Stakeholders over new semester calendar for public pre-tertiary schools

Mr. Denkyira Korankye
Mr. Denkyira Korankye

Story By: Nathaniel Nartey

General Secretary of the Teachers and Educational Workers Union, TEWU Mark Denkyira Korankye has denied claims that the various teacher unions had prior engagements with the Ghana Education Service, GES ahead of the introduction of the new semester system to replace the trimester system in schools across the country.

Four teacher unions in the country namely Ghana National Association of Teachers, GNAT, National Association of Graduate Teachers, NAGRAT, Concerned Teachers Association of Ghana, C-TAG and TEWU issued a statement yesterday, January 18, 2022, opposing the semester system due to what they called, lack of engagements with stakeholders.

The GES issued a counter-statement saying the Ministerial Committee on Schools Calendar engaged representatives of the unions and school heads and invited the teacher unions for a roundtable tomorrow.

Reacting to this, Mr. Denkyira Korankye said only the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools, CHASS was engaged by government.

He commended GES for listening to the Teacher Unions and inviting them for engagements on the matter.

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