“It’s only the ‘foolish small minded’ people who will tell teachers to resign”- Prof Gyampo
A Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Prof. Ransford Gyampo, has slammed individuals who are calling on teachers to resign over poor conditions of service.
He described them as being “foolish and small minded persons who couldn’t benefit from formal education.”
In a Facebook post, Secretary of the University of Ghana chapter of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UG UTAG), wondered why teachers could be asked to resign if they feel unhappy about their conditions of service.
UTAG members on all campuses have withdrawn from teaching and other activities like examinations, invigilation, marking of examination scripts, and the processing of examination results.
The association has been asking the government to restore the conditions of service agreed upon in 2012.
The 2012 conditions of service pegged the Basic plus Market Premium of a lecturer at $2,084.42.
UTAG has complained that the current arrangement has reduced its members’ basic premiums to $997.84.
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Telling Teachers that if they aren’t happy with their Conditions of Service, they should resign, is the most foolish talk that can only proceed from the bucal cavity of a small-minded person who couldn’t fully benefit from formal education.