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Pre-Tertiary Education Bill: Education Ministry Responds To Teacher Unions

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The Ministry of Education has said issues raised by the Teacher Unions concerning the Pre-Tertiary Education Bill currently before Parliament would not be derailed by sectional interest. 

This comes after the Teacher Unions called on Parliament last week to suspend any further deliberations on the Bill until they have resolved all outstanding issues with the Ministry of Education.

They reaffirmed their stance that the bill, when passed in its current form, would result in the “dismemberment, disintegration and destruction of the teaching profession” with riffling effect on the entire education system.

“We wish to caution that, should our stance be disregarded or ignored, we the pre-tertiary education union would advise ourselves, accordingly,” the General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Thomas Musah said at a press conference.

However responding to this in a statement signed its Director of Communications, Ekow Vincent Assafuah said the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education has referred the teacher unions back to the Ministry for further engagement.

”It is noted that the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education has referred the teacher unions back to the Ministry for further engagement on some outstanding matters of concern to them. The Ministry is thus committed to this process. 

”The Ministry wishes to state further that it is committed to pursuing important reforms towards improving learning outcomes in our institutions of learning for the ultimate development of this country” it said. 

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