Teachers in some pre-tertiary schools across the country continue to abandon the classrooms to back their demand for the termination of appointment of new Ghana Educational Service director-general, Dr Eric Nkansah.
When the Ghanaian Times visited some schools yesterday, day three since the strike was declared by the teacher unions, students were seen idling away or playing on their schools’ compound.
The three unions including the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT-Ghana) declared an indefinite strike over government’s failure to meet their November 4, 2022 deadline to terminate the appointment of Dr Nkansah on the basis of him not being an educationist.
At the Kaneshie two Methodist Primary and Junior High School (JHS), some of the classrooms were under lock and key with no teachers spotted on the school premises.
Students were also seen loitering about with some playing on the school compound.
Some food vendors around told the Ghanaian Times that the strike was unnecessary as only the pupils were bearing the effects of such action.
They stressed that the appointment of the GES Director General had no business to do with teachers for which reason they had to return to the classrooms as a matter of urgency for teaching and learning to continue.
A parent who had come to pick her son and gave her name as Margaret said the strike was baseless, time wasting and affected the pupils negatively as they neared their end of term exams.
Similarly, a dull scene was observed at the Christian Methodist Senior High School where students were left to their fate in the classrooms.
Meanwhile, teaching and learning was ongoing at the Kaneshie Awudome 1 and 3 Junior High School (JHS) andthe Kaneshie Bishop School.
BY ABIGAIL ARTHUR & JESSEL LARTEY THERSON-COFIE