Intervene for teachers to return to classroom – Students appeal to gov’t

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Some final year Junior High Schools students have appealed to the government to intervene in the teachers strike, for them to return to the classroom.

Students of AME Zion and Apimpoa Islamic JHS in the New Juaben South municipality, made the appeal on Thursday when Ghana News Agency (GNA) visited the schools to observe the happenings.

They said the teachers’ strike would affect them severely as they prepared for the Basic Education Certificate Examination in November.

GNA observed that the classrooms were open, and teachers were at the post but not teaching, while the students were seated quietly reading their books.

However, sporting activities were ongoing in some senior high schools, students of Oti Boateng Senior High School, were seen heading towards the Ghana Senior High School to participate in sports activities.

Four teacher Unions on Monday declared an indefinite nationwide strike over demands for the payment of 20 percent of their basic salary as Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA).

The unions are the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) and Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana.

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