NAGRAT Blames GES For Aburi Girls Crisis
The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has blamed the Ghana Education Service (GES) for the deteriorating relationship between teachers of Aburi Girls and their headmistress Mrs. Sylvia Asempa. NAGRAT said the GES has been reluctant in appointing a new head teacher for the school and has allowed the current headmistress who is on retirement to continue to be in office. On Friday, January 7, there was an attempt by the Police in Mampong Akuapim District to arrest a teacher who is said to have had hot exchanges with the head mistress of the school during a meeting. According to reports, the teacher had questioned the authority of the headmistress to chair a staff meeting whilst she is on pension, resulting in a heated argument. NAGRAT said it is unhappy about the situation at Aburi girls and alleged that the GES is refusing to let go Mrs. Asempa since 2010 even though it is aware that she is on retirement. The Vice President of NAGRAT, Angel Kabornu told Citi News that the teachers of Aburi girls are angry and may withdraw their services until the head mistress leaves office. “I lay the blame on what is happening at Aburi Girls squarely at the feet of the Ghana Education Service. The failure of the GES to take immediate and point decisions and allowing things to go bad is what has led to the unfortunate situation at the Aburi Girls Secondary School”. “The headmistress of Aburi Girls Secondary School is on retirement officially from last year but she is still the head mistress of the school and I would want the GES to tell us why”.