Teacher unions in Ghana have been asked to channel their strengths toward demanding opportunities for the betterment of teachers in this economic crisis.
The Second Vice Chairman for Suame Constituency of New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr Richard Akwasi Asante, who gave the advice, said decision by the teacher unions to call for the dismissal of the Director-General of Ghana Education Service (GES) Dr Eric Nkansah, as unfortunate and unlawful.
Mr Asante, speaking to the media in Kumasi, said the president has been mandated to appoint GES Director-General in accordance with the 1992 Constitution, and the Pre-Tertiary Act, 2020 and not the unions.
According to him, the arguments by the unions that Dr Nkansah is not a teacher and has not risen through the ranks do not hold water.
“Suffering teachers in Ghana only need a Director-General who will be proactive towards improving their lives” He said.
The Vice Chairman described the position of the unions as a parochial interest to recommend someone to the president for same appointment.
According to Mr Asante, teachers will reject any attempt to declare strike since such call will not put food on their tables in this economic crisis.