The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) have raised concerns about what they say is a subtle introduction of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model in education under the guise of Ghana Partnerships Schools (GPS).
A joint statement by the two teacher unions expressed their discontent with the move, citing their exclusion by the government on key education policies as a major disadvantage to the sector.
The teacher unions said in the press statement that their consistent exclusion from policy engagements is deliberate and unfortunate.
“We note with deep concern, the subtle introduction of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model in education under the guise of Ghana Partnerships Schools (GPS).
“This is against the background that the teacher unions had kicked against the PPP model with reference to article 25 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana,” a statement jointly signed by David Ofori Acheampong, General Secretary of GNAT, and Angel Carbonu, President of NAGRAT stated.
They also complain about their neglect from the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Education which they allege have held a meeting in Ada without a teacher union represented.
“We are reliably informed of the impending meeting to finalise the design of the Ghana partnership schools programme from 10th – 13th February 2019 at Aqua Safari Hotel, Ada in the Greater Accra Region,” they said in the statement.
The leadership of GNAT and NAGRAT in the statement have asked the government to suspend the said meeting and engage the teacher unions extensively.
“We hereby serve notice, that failure to suspend the programme will leave the teacher unions with no option than to advise themselves so far as the Ghana Partnerships Schools Programme implementation is concerned,” the statement added.
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