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NAGRAT: we owe no apologies to students and parents

The Vice President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) Angel Carbonu said teachers do not owe students, concerned parents and the entire nation any apologies after they called off their nationwide strike action and returned to the classrooms on Monday March 14.

He confessed that even though the teachers would have their demands settled, they do not owe students any apology for the inconvenience caused.

‘We knew our demand would be resolved anyway…. But the protest was to bring attention to the harsh conditions teachers go through’ he stressed.

Speaking to Adakabre Frimpong Manso on ‘Dwaso Sem’ on Adom FM on Monday, Angel Carbonu stressed that the government and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission should rather apologise to them, for the discrepancies in their salaries following their migration onto the Single Spine Salary Structure.

According to him, the teachers were demanding better condition of service as well as making the profession better for generations to come.

The government over the weekend offered to pay Teachers’ Retention Premium which is 15% of the gross Single Spine Salary Structure and selected categories of the non-teaching staff with effect from March 11, 2011.

Angel Carbonu urged government to reduce the large class sizes to about 35. He recommended that the government should compensate teachers for struggling to teach the large number of classes they attend to.

Story: Samuel Mantey/Adom News




March 14, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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