The leadership of the National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has expressed their disappointment on the part of the National Teaching Council (NTC) trying to implement policies in the pre-tertiary schools which is supposed to be the role of the Ghana Education Service.
According to (GNAT) their attention has been drawn to a social media post circulating widely with a line that (NTC) Introduces the Ghana Basic Education skills Examination test which is aimed at ensuring that all prospective applicants in Colleges of Education beginning from next year pass the exam before being admitted into the Colleges.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) saw this initiative by the National Teaching Council (NTC) trying to craft policies and throwing it into the Education space as worrying and need to be stopped with immediate effect. They however directed the management of the NTC to the Education Regulatory Act, 2020 section 60(a) part 30, which stipulates the role of NTC as advising the Minister of Education on Education matters and not implementing policies.
GNAT wants NTC to allow the implementation of approved policy roles to the management of the Ghana Education Service.
The management of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) is worried about how the leadership of the National Teaching Council (NTC) is enforcing educational policies and programs without broader consultation.
The Executives of GNAT said they are not against Educational Reforms in the country but as relevant institutions, they won’t accept any policy thrown on to them without much stakeholder consultation.