The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has appealed to policy makers to ensure that the status of teachers is raised so that it will be commensurate with the important role they play in the country as educators.
Speaking at 6th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the Asantehene was clear that Government needed to do more for the teaching profession in the country even as he appealed to teachers to be moderate in their demands of Government.
“While we will always urge moderation in the face of the national economic realities, we will, nonetheless, urge policymakers to ensure that the status of our teachers truly reflect the level of importance we attach to their place in society,” he stated.
The Asantehene was speaking as the Special Guest of Honour at the conference which also had in attendance the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
President of GNAT Philippa Larsen appealed to the Government to address pressing challenges of teachers such as affordable housing among others.
The Conference is currently underway in Kumasi.