According to the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), it was excepted from the stakeholders in the education sector during consultations to reopen schools for form 2 Junior and Senior High students.
His Excellency Akufo-Addo in his 15th televised nation’s address disclosed that the Ghana Education Service (GES) and stakeholders in the education sector are still in consultations on the future reopening of schools.
The President of the Republic following the outcome of the Education Service’s consultations in his 16th televised nation’s address announced for schools to be reopened to second-year Junior and Senior High Schools in the country.
But, the President of NAGRAT, Mr Eric Angel Carbonu speaking in an interview on Happy 98.9 FM monitored by Georgeweb.org, said the Graduate Teachers were not consulted in the school reopening decision.
In the view of the NAGRAT president, it would have been much appreciated if teachers were consulted before the decision to postpone the 2019/2020 academic year and reopen schools for the Junior and Senior High schools.
He, however, said teachers are in line with the government’s decision, “A date was announced so the teachers will be there to work on that day”, he told host Samuel Eshun.
Asked whether the reopening of schools for second-year Junior and Senior High School students was a step in the right direction, Carbonu said: “our inputs were not sought so we cannot say whether the timing was correct or not”.