Teacher Unions angry as Gov’t seek to privatise education

The four main teacher unions in Ghana have cautioned government over what they claim as a risky venture to privatize education in Ghana under public-private partnership scheme. 

Speaking to the media in Accra, Tuesday, the coalition of the teacher unions, asked the government to ditch any such decision or risk their massive resistance.

The unions are the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (Nagrat), the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) Ghana and the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (Tewu).

They claim that for the past two years, government has engaged an international private agency and secured $150 million to be invested into education.

The unions think such a move is an attempt by government and the international agency to privatize education in the country, which does not augur well for the country.