Regional News of 2013-12-18

GNAT condemns killing of a female teacher

The Asante Mampong chapter of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has condemned actions which allegedly lead to the death of a female teacher at the Anglican Preparatory School at Nsuta in the Ashanti Region.

The association said it was “unacceptable and uncivilised” in the current democratic dispensation for any aggrieved parent or guardian to take the law into their hands to commit such a heinous act.

Reverend Patrick Tuffour, Secretary of GNAT for the Mampong chapter told Ghana News Agency on Tuesday that the death of Ms Charity Nyarko has created fear among its members.

He reminded parents and guardians of their role as partners in school management and that “there are laid down procedures and structures clearly spelling out the methods of addressing school conflict,” but not through the use of force.

He called on the police to conduct thorough investigations on the matter to establish the true cause of the death of the teacher and if the perpetrators are found guilty they must be dealt with according to the dictates of the law.

Rev. Tuffour also called on teachers to follow diligently the laid down procedures for using the cane and if it has to be applied, it ought to be done sparingly.

Ms Nyarko on Monday November 25 allegedly died after slipping into a gutter following a hot chase by angry ladies, one of whose child was disciplined.