Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Osei Assibey-Antwi, has said that government is focused on improving the standards of education in the country.
‘‘Education is the driving force behind every country and as such, we must give it a critical consideration.
‘‘Government will ensure that standards are improved and maintained especially in the pre-tertiary education and to do this, government will ensure teachers’ salaries and allowances are paid regularly to motivate them.
‘‘Free SHS is a clear manifestation of the priority government place on education,’’ he said.
Hon. Osei Assibey however stressed that teachers must use legal means to register their grievances to government.
‘‘It is important that you approach government with your grievances through legal procedures so as to not distract academic procedures so that together we can create an enabling environment for education,’’ he added.
The MCE was speaking at the 5th Quadrennial and 52nd Regional Delegates Conference of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) at the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology on Tuesday, August 08.
Former general secretary of GNAT, Mr. Paul Osei Mensah, advised teachers to break the psychological barrier that they are not in a good profession and that conditions of service under which teachers can perform must be ensured by the state.
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