Ghana: NLC grants three teachers’ unions one more week to engage government in appointing Dr Nkansah as CEO of GES

Three teachers unions, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT), have pleaded with the National Labor Commission to grant them a week extra to continue their engagement with the government and report to the Commission.

The three teachers’ unions declared a strike last week because they wanted the government to revoke the appointment of Dr Eric Nkansah as the new chief executive of the GES.

According to the union, the appointment of Dr Eric Nkansah violates the criteria for the appointment of a general manager of the GES because he is a banker and not a teacher.

Teachers’ unions have expressed reluctance to work with the new chief executive of GES and have called on the government to reverse its decision.

The teachers’ unions and the government, represented by the Deputy Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Mr Bright Wereko Brobbey, appeared before the Commission last Wednesday at the invitation of the Commission.

The NLC ordered the unions to call off the strike, engage the government on the issue and report back to the Commission on November 16, 2022.

The Chairman of the Commission, Justice Asuman Adu, accepted their request and asked them to report to the Commission on November 23, 2022.

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