GNAT calls for ‘one laptop, modem per teacher’ policy

Gnat Policy 79 President of GNAT, Philipa Larson

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 Source: Kelly Nii Lartey Mensah, Contributor

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) is asking the government to provide each teacher with a laptop and modem.

According to GNAT, these are essential for effective teaching and learning especially during these times of COVID-19 when virtual learning is the order of the day.

President of GNAT, Philippa Larsen, speaking at the 2020 Stakeholders Forum asked government to come to the aid of teachers to ensure innovative means of teaching and learning continue.

GNAT Stakeholders Forum was under the theme "Teacher Leadership In Developing Crisis Education Response" and took place on Wednesday September 23, 2020 at the GNAT Hall in Accra.

The event precedes the World Teachers Day that will take place on October 5 also under the same theme.

The Speakers are at the GNAT Forum include, Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, Former Vice Chancellor, UEW, Prof. Smile Dzisi, Former Rector, Koforidua Technical University, Dr. Michael Boakye-Yiadom, Research Fellow at the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA).

About GNAT

The Ghana National Association of Teachers is a service organization that is concerned with ensuring better conditions of service for its members who are drawn from pre-tertiary levels of the educational system (i.e. from public and private primary, junior and secondary schools, teacher training colleges, technical institutes and offices of educational administration units).

The total membership of GNAT now stands 178,000 (according to figures issued by the controller and Accountant-General's Department as of September, 2003).

Source: Kelly Nii Lartey Mensah, Contributor
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