Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has urged teachers throughout the country to explore other means through which they can push for their demands to be met by government.
According to him, embarking on strike actions whenever their concerns are not addressed is not the best way because innocent school children end up suffering and not the politicians in power.
“Obviously, those who really suffer are the innocent children. I urge you all to focus your minds on the need for an improved way for negotiations and consultations which will minimize, if not eliminate, any recourse to industrial action and the harmful consequences on our children,” he stated while speaking to members of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) at their 6th Quadrennial National Delegates conference.
He further urged government to work to improve on the condition of teachers in the country.
He believes that the status of teachers must truly reflect the level of importance attached to their positions in the society.
According to him, “while we will always urge moderation in the face of the national economic realities, we will nonetheless, urge policy makers to ensure that the status of our teachers truly reflect the level of importance we attach to their place in society.”