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Teachers’ Union on Hibernation: Teachers Laments On Their Union Leaders

Teacher's Union on Hibernation: Teachers Laments Their Union Leaders 

The major Teacher's Unions in Ghana are Ghana National Association of Teachers(GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers(NAGRAT) and Coalition of Concern Teachers(CCT).

The teachers' union, in representing the public voice of its membership, is at a crucial juncture in establishing its place at the policy table.

Some teachers have been teaching since the beginning the year nonstop due to the double track system, Teachers are stressed up and their Union leaders are on hibernation. They are silent on pressing issues concerning teachers.  Senior High School teachers are made to teach two subjects due to lack of teachers.

Teacher perceptions of the function of the union were that the union should serve in its historical and traditional roles of negotiating contracts and protecting conditions of the work place. 

Teachers viewed themselves as advocates for the best interests of their students. However, they did not see the union as sharing this role, believing such a role in conflict with the union's more traditional functions. The implication of this is the great challenge ahead for the union in convincing both its own membership and the public at large of its ability to assume a serious role at the public policy table.

By Nedved

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Coalition Ghana NAGRAT National Association of Graduate Teachers( Teachers Union


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