The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has sent out a clear warning to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to ensure that the ways and means are provided to schools as they resume school activities.
According to the association, should the responsible bodies for the safety in schools “neglect their responsibility, there will be a huge problem.”
The General Secretary for GNAT, Thomas Musa made this statement in an interview on the Happy Morning Show with Samuel Eshun.
He noted that with schools being reopened for final year students, the logistics and Personal Protective Equipment as promised by the President should be made available. “We should return to normalcy in safety.”
The association has indicated that it is keen on holding the government to assurances made by the President. “We have no doubts about the President’s commitments towards the safety of students and teachers. Once the President has spoken, the Ministry of Education has the mandate to ensure all the necessary safety measures and PPEs ars provided to all schools.”
Thomas Musa insisted sternly that all items promised by the President to safeguard students and teachers should be made available by June 15 without excuses.
“We are stressing that we are not in normal times. So parents, teachers and all supporting staff must be assured that duty bearers will execute their duties to instil confidence in them,” he motioned.
The President in his 10th address to the nation announced the reopening of schools for final year students to enable them to sit for their exit exams.
He also promised to provide students and teachers with the necessary protective equipment to safeguard them against COVID-19.