According to a report by Ghbase.com, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has urged the government to work to improve the condition of teachers in the country perhaps in the area of remuneration.
He said the status of teachers should truly reflect the level of importance attached to their positions in society.
The Asantehene said these when he was addressing members of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) at their 6th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference.
“While we will always urge moderation in the face of the national economic realities, we will nonetheless, urge policymakers to ensure that the status of our teachers truly reflect the level of importance we attach to their place in society,” he said.
He further cautioned teachers against the use of strikes as a negotiation tool. He, therefore, tasked them to adopt an improved way of negotiation rather than strike.
“Those who really suffer are the innocent children. I urge you all to focus your minds on the need for an improved way for negotiations and consultations which will minimize, if not eliminate, any recourse to industrial action and the harmful consequences on our children.”