The Ghana National Association of teachers is asking government to as a matter of necessity release books based on the new curriculum for teachers to use to teach school pupils.

According to the Association, the delays in releasing the books are affecting academic activities on the various campuses of the schools because teachers have to fall on materials that are not prescribed.

Speaking at the 6th Quadrennial delegate conference of the Cape Coast, Central Regional Chairman of the Association, Rev. Dr. Isaac Owusu assured their members something is being done about their conditions of service.

The new curriculum was designed in 2019, as part of the learning experiences necessary to equip school pupils and students for higher education and the world of work.

Following the development of the Common Core Programme Curriculum, 153,000 teachers across the country, educational authorities say received the initial training based on the curriculum.

But the Ghana National Association of Teachers says the books based on the curriculum are yet to be supplied to the schools to enable teachers and pupils to use.

Central Regional Chairman of GNAT, Rev. Dr. Isaac Owusu at the 6th Quadrennial delegate Conference in Cape Coast appealed to their employers to act.

“The issue of the textbooks for the new curriculum for the primary and KG levels. We started this implementation in 2019 and we are in 2021 now. And as I speak to you, the teachers are using only the training manual that was given to them at the training workshop. And so, we do not know why the employer is not releasing the books for use by the schools,” he stated.

Deputy General Secretary of GNAT in charge of Administration and labour relations, Daniel Afedu assured members of the Association, a committee has been put in place to look into the retirement packages of teachers and he’s confident that they would be addressed.

The conference was on the theme GNAT @90 committing to teacher development and professionalism in the 21st century.