General News Sun, 19 Mar 2017

We’re interested in problem solving; not government size – NAGRAT

As the public debate on the number of ministers appointed in the Akufo-Addo government rages on, the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), says the number of people appointed will not matter if government is able to fulfill its mandate.

Speaking to Citi News, Vice President of NAGRAT, Angel Karbonu, said all they expect is for government to work on issues facing the Education sector.

“All that we want as an outcome is that our problems are solved. So for us, we would not be able to comment on whether the number is too large or the number is too small. Whatever strategy that the President decides to adopt, let the general public judge whether the numbers are too high or not. For us, the outcomes will determine.”

Outlining some of the issues they expect to be addressed, he said “There are things to do with remuneration, things to do with compensation, things to do with arrears, conditions of service, infrastructure and environmental deficit, bloated class sizes and so on and so forth.”

Following President Akufo-Addo’s final nominations, the Education Ministry has four ministers; two deputies, a Minister of State and a substantive minister.

Barbara Ayisi

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum

The two deputies are Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum and Barbara Ayisi, with the Minister of State at the Ministry of Education in charge of Tertiary Education, being Professor Kwesi Yankah, and Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh as the sector Minister.

Professor Kwesi Yankah

Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh

Source: citifmonline.com
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