Teachers call off strike


The nation’s teachers who have been on strike for a week have suspended their strike indefinitely.

This comes after a meeting between the leadership of the various teacher groups, stakeholders in the education sector and the presidency.

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) began their indefinite industrial action to protest unpaid allowances and better conditions of service on March 18, 2013. The Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) and the Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) also joined the strike after a week.

The strike stopped activities in most schools particularly, with majority of the head-teachers using the in non teaching staff as supervisors for students writing the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).