Exodus of Ghanaian trained teachers for greener pastures in Europe is a threat to quality education – Teachers Unions

By thefourlens.com 

The increasing Ghanaian trained teachers fleeing for greener pastures in Europe is a great threat to quality education, the Pre-Tertiary Teacher Unions in the former Brong-Ahafo Region said. worried. 

The Union expressed grief that it is an alarming situation and a looming crisis because Ghana would very soon lose all the quality and competent teachers. 

Mr. Adobasom Ibrahim, the Regions Secretary for the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) said and suggested government should endeavor to make the teaching profession better and attractive than it was now to curb the menace.

Speaking to Newsmen in Sunyani, he observed “poor conditions of service and frustration in the system” would cause the country to lack qualified human resources in the educational Sector. 

According to Mr. Francis Nabooyere Danyipe, Assistant Regional Secretary for the Union, over 15,000 trained and qualified teachers have left the shores of the country from the year 2022.

He observed “government’s lackadaisical attitude towards the conditions of service for teachers was a major contributory factor of Ghanaian trained teachers exodus”.

They said the Union “have engaged in protracted negotiations with the Government, seeking to address issues of our allowances for the past fifteen (15) years”, but to no avail.

They added many of them are preparing to go because “it seems our services are not needed at all”

The government has continued failure to implement our allowances agreed on, and fulfil promises given the Union after their negotiation and collective agreement in 2009 and 2020.

Despite the tireless efforts and good faith of the three teacher Unions, the government has consistently demonstrated a lack of commitment and urgency in addressing the concerns, the Union stated. 

Backed by the Trade Union Congress, the teacher Unions said would ‘Spite Red’ if the government failed to meet their demand within the 7-days ultimatum. 



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