The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) wants the government to be more proactive in ensuring the continuous growth of teachers in the country for better and quality teaching and learning in schools.
The was made to celebrate the Continuous Professional Development Day, marked on October 30, and spearheaded by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to provide teachers with an avenue to upgrade themselves.
According to GES, the step is to improve the workforce of the educational system with the requisite knowledge and skills in the teaching profession.
However speaking to Citi News, Head of the Department for Salaries, Terms and Conditions of Service at GNAT, Kwamena Quarshie said it is the duty of the government to provide the necessary development training for teachers.
“As an employer of teachers, one of their cardinal duties is to train or retrain teachers. In this dispensation, if they have earmarked one-day to train teachers on what they can do or not so they can share ideas and bring everything into perspective to enable everybody to appreciate what they are supposed to do.”
“Mind you, the new things we are doing, it means that every teacher must undertake some form of continuous professional development program before they will be promoted. Training and retraining of teachers is the responsibility of the government”, he noted.