GES Meets Teacher Unions Over Transformation To A Semester Today

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has invited heads of teacher unions over concerns raised about the introduction of the semester system for pre-tertiary students.

Following the transformation from a trimester academic calendar to a semester, GNAT together with other teacher unions decried the policy on the basis that it will mean an increase in contact hours in schools. Many believe it will be tiring for both teachers and the students.

The meeting between the GES and leadership of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Teacher and Educational Workers Union (TEWU), and Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT-GH) will take place today, Thursday, January 20, 2022.

According to the GES, meeting with them will also help highlight other corresponding issues.

The Executive Director for the education think tank, Africa Education Watch, Kofi Asare, has described the meeting as “an engagement after a wedding.”

He queried in a post, the essence of the meeting when the GES says the new system has come to stay.

“So after the Deputy D-G of Ghana Education Service, Dr. Tandoh, decreeing that “The Semester System has Come to Stay’, why has the GES invited the Teacher Unions tomorrow?”

Source: Fuseini

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