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GEPSTA threatens to vote against Akufo-Addo, Adwoa Sarfo as they feel neglected by Gov’t

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Private Schools Association of Teachers at Ga-East has threatened to massively vote against the governing New Patriotic Party as they feel neglected and abandoned by the government over their concerns.

According to the aggrieved teachers, since the Covid-19 pandemic, they have been allowed by the government to go hungry and face hardship in their daily lives as they continue to stay home without any help from the government.

“We, the members of the Ga East Private School Teachers Association (GEPSTA) call on the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and our Member of Parliament, Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo to as a matter of urgency address our grave concerns if they genuinely care about us otherwise we promise to campaign and vote against them massively in the December 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections”, they said.

They further started that, the government, together with their Member of Parliament, Hon. Sarah Adwoa Sarfo have turned their back on them since the pandemic leading to the excessive hardship faced them in their endeavors.

“Government and our MP are certainly aware of the excruciating hardships which, private school teachers have endured and continue to suffer in the face of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.”

The aggrieved Private School Teachers Association of the Ga-East revealed that, despite their efforts to seek help from the Member of Parliament, Adwoa Sarfo have failed to yield any positive dividends.

” All our efforts to seek audience with our MP has failed and Government continues to ignore us at a time we need help most as if we are not relevant at all to the nation and if  indeed, every Ghanaian child must be in school and Government alone cannot provide education to all, hence the relevance of private schools, then, in times like this, government must deem it expedient and highly imperative to consider our plights as important education stakeholders to provide us assistance to mitigate our sufferings”, the stated.

On the other hand, the Association pleaded with government to come to their aid as life has become unbearable for them since being out of job from March this year till now.

“We are pleading with the government and wish to inform Akufo-Addo and our Honourable MP about how we, private school teachers are suffering and plead with them to come to our aid before 20th November, 2020 or else if after the above stated date government and our MP have not reached us we shall take the following actions. ”

  1. Demonstrate against Government and our MP;
  2. Campaign against the President and the MP; advise our relatives, students and dependants not to vote for them; and,

  3. Vote massively against them.

 

The Association added; “Countries and leaders that woke up early to the realities facing their citizens and improved the foundation of education are now on top of the markings. Inversely, those that continue to pretend and ignore the foundation of education cannot boast of any meaningful success.

In Ghana, we had a huge sigh when President Nana Akufo-Addo announced his plans to improve basic and second cycle education both quantitatively and qualitatively. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the lukewarm attitude of Government towards some very important players in the education sector like private school teachers, expecially, those in Ga East.

Why have government and our MP abandoned us and not engaging us to appreciate our predicaments forgetting that 70% of the work in the basic education sector has always been done by us, the private school teachers.

We have made all the necessary contacts that must be made to put forward all our concerns but Government and our MP do not seem to care at all about us.

Any institution that fails to protect and seek the interest of the vulnerable or the marginalized only sets itself to fail in the long run. We, members of GEPSTA, therefore, call for a sober reflections, a change of heart to embrace all and sundry that matter in the scheme of things in Ghana education.

GEPSTA hereby reiterates its call on the government and the MP to come to our aid before the end of 20th November, 2020

Signed

Edward Asante

President, GEPST

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Source: Adwoa Adubia News

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