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GNAT warns against partisan politics on teachers’ social media pages

The Chairman of the Gomoa District of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Mr Samuel Bonney, has ordered teachers who use Social Media pages created for teachers, to discuss partisan politics, to stop or face the wrath of the executives.

According to him, such pages are usually created to discuss pertinent matters affecting the welfare of teachers and nothing else.

He said,”if you are a political animal, create your own platform, do not use teachers’ page to cause mayhem.”

Mr. Bonney gave the warning at the celebration of this year’s World Teachers Day of the Gomoa district branch of GNAT, where he praised teachers in Gomoa West, Central and East for their hard work.

It was under the theme ”Young Teacher: The future of professionals”.

On the new curriculum, Mr. Bonney urged teachers to ignore the propaganda and stay focused on what they were taught during the training to workshop to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.

National President of GNAT, Madam Philipa Larson in a speech read on her behalf by Ms. Gifty Mensah, Central Regional Educational Representative of GNAT said, teachers needed to be abreast of current issues on the teaching profession for them to be effective on the field.

She said this year’s national celebration of the Day was held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi where prizes were given to deserving teachers who excelled.

Madam Larson said 50 selected needy pupils and students in the Ashanti region were given packages by GNAT, including; school bags, uniforms, shoes, pens, pencils, and others to assist in their education.

She said GNAT was also constructing a new building for one deplorable school in that region as its contribution to the development of education in the Country.

Source: GNA

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