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Asantehene Urges Teacher Unions And Government To Use Dialogue In Addressing Concerns

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Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has asked teachers, education and employment ministries to resort to dialogue to reduce industrial actions.

He says not only are students at the receiving end of such frequent actions, but they also affect education in general.

Addressing the 6th National Quadrennial GNAT conference in Kumasi on Monday, the Asantehene urged policymakers to ensure the status of teachers in the country reflects their level of importance to meet national economic challenges.

He urged teacher unions and government to use consultative dialogues to build consensus to eliminate frequent industrial actions.

“It does get truly disconcerting when industrial relations break down in education and teachers abandon their classrooms and lecture halls. But those who suffer in this are the innocent children; the distress caused to students in any industrial action is incalculable.”

“I urge you all to focus your minds on the need for an improved formula of negotiations and consultations which would minimise, if not eliminate, any recourse to industrial action and harmful consequences upon our children. As we seek the best from our teachers, so are our teachers must be made to feel truly valued,” he said.

Though impressed by the positive impacts of Free Senior High School, the overlord of the Ashanti kingdom wants Ghana’s educational system streamlined to stimulate creativity and innovation.

“In the new digital age, Asia is out here competing with the West for global economic superiority. They have done this through an educational system designed to stimulate creativity and innovation to produce creators and inventors.

“By contrast, our educational system has turned us into a vastly expanding market in place of consumers of other people’s creation. Painful as it may be, we have to start asking why we are still crawling through mounds of refuse unable to solve simplest environmental challenges on mother earth.”

“We ought to change from an educational system for dapper consumers to a system focused on creativity and innovation. A system geared to produce inventors and creators, so our nation too can find its proper place in this age of Science and Technology,” Asantehene added.

Keynote speaker and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Reverend Professor Emmanuel Obeng Addo, admitted continuous use of force by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) over the period to drum home their demands from government has yielded no results.

According to him, such politically tainted approaches are no longer effective negotiations.

Rev. Prof. Obeng Addo wants teacher associations to hone their negotiation skills.

“I wish to submit that, the way that would make the association reliable, vibrant and attractive lies in knowledge creation and acquisition, effective and widespread use of technology, continuous professionals development in all relevant areas of the association to enhance skills of member to negotiate, dialogue and perform at peak levels to become an essential part of any decision and policy-making process in the country,” he said.


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