Teachers at Al-Manara Islamic Primary School in Damongo in the West Gonja District of the Savannah Region have stayed away from the classrooms despite a court order directing teacher unions to call off a strike.
When Joy News’ Isaac Nongya visited the school on Thursday, he spotted two pupils fighting while others idled about.
He also visited other basic schools in the Damongo area and reports that there was no academic work ongoing in at least three schools, causing pupils to loiter about.
Meanwhile, the three striking teacher unions who embarked on a strike have agreed to call off the action following the court’s directive.
The order was secured by the National Labour Commission at an Accra High Court on Wednesday compelling the teachers to discontinue the industrial action.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) on December 5, 2019, declared the strike after a series of failed engagements with the government on Legacy Arrears incurred between 2012 and 2016.
NLC, while describing the industrial action as illegal, accused the Unions of failing to notify the commission before embarking on their strike.