According to the Ghana Education Service (GES), schools will remain open even if teachers go on strike.
This comes after the four major teacher unions in the country, namely, GNAT, NAGRAT, CCT), and TEWU, have laid down their tools effective Monday, July 4, 2022.
With this new decision, teachers across the country will receive a 20% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), following an ultimatum set by unions to the government by the end of June this year, failing which they would advise themselves.
In response to the teachers’ call to strike, GES released a statement saying it has invited the union leaders to a meeting to discuss the situation and possible solutions.
In the meanwhile, parents are asked to maintain their calm and trust that management is actively watching the situation and will provide guidance as necessary.
As a result of this directive, all elementary schools must remain open and students who report to school must be strictly monitored.