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The Central Regional (CR) branch of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has through the regional minister, Kwamina Duncan, petitioned president Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo over comments made by Professor Stephen Adei a couple of weeks ago where he described teachers in public basic schools as “pure criminals”.
The former rector of GIMPA has for the past weeks been bombarded with criticisms from some teacher unions for the said comment.
First to criticise him was the Central Regional GNAT Chairman, Isaac Owusu, who, in an interview with Elmina-based Ahomka FM gave Prof. Adei an ultimatum to apologize to all public basic school teachers.
The Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), has on several media outlets, after the call on him to apologize, declined to do so, he rather reiterated his stands that indeed, teachers in public schools are “pure criminals”.
In a letter dated February 5, 2019, addressed to His Excellency President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, sighted by Ahomka FM’s Kojo Ata Kakrah Abrowah, the Central regional GNAT was calling on President Akufo-Addo to call Prof. Adei to order by apologizing to the teachers.
“… all public basic school teachers in the region [central region] [had] wanted to embark on a demonstration to show the world our displeasure about professor Adei’s comment but because of the trust we have in [you] through our regional minister, we believe that when we call on you, you will make sure that the right thing is done”.
“We are Hereby calling on you to bring Professor Adei to order for him to come out to apologize to the Ghanaian teachers……,” excerpts of the petition signed by the Central regional GNAT chairman, Rev Dr.(h.c) Isaac Owusu, read.
Source: Kojo Ata Kakrah Abrowah || Ahomka FM,