Monday 9th December, 2019
Anthony Apubeo, GNA
Bolgatanga, Dec 9,
GNA – The nationwide strike action declared by three teacher unions has taken
effect in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region with teachers
Students and pupils
who attended school on Monday, December 9 were asked to return home by teachers
of some schools while in other schools there were no teachers.
unions, the Ghana National Teachers Association (GNAT), National Association of
Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana,
jointly declared to lay down their tools on December 9, 2019, over government’s
failure to meet their demands.
The teacher unions
declared their intention to embark on a nationwide strike after their plea with
government to settle all arears owed teachers since 2012 and improve their
working conditions had not materialized.
A visit by the Ghana News Agency to some
schools in the Municipality showed that the few teachers who turned up in some
schools refused to teach and rather asked the pupils to go home.
When the GNA caught
up with some of the pupils who were returning home from their schools, they
said their teachers had gone on strike and none of them came to school.
At St Charles,
Atozongo, Kulgu, Kolgo, Atampuruum and Atampuruum B primary and Junior High
Schools, all the classrooms were locked up and there was no single teacher or
pupil in any of the schools by 11:00 hours.