A group calling itself Coalition of Concern Private School Teachers Ghana (COPSTEG) says its considering legal actions against the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Government of Ghana if the GES fails to issue certificates to private teachers on the training of the new curriculum.
The group in a release is giving GES a one week ultimatum or face legal action.
The group says, private teachers deserves some respect from government and GES, because it contributes about 50% to the education sector but is always sidelined in educational issues.
They group claim that private teachers in the recent new curriculum training were charged exorbitant fees by the facilitators, a situation they describe highly unfortunate.
It says, information available to them indicates that government and some private schools are trying to make the training a mandatory requirement on the basis of qualifying to teach, and as a result, all those teachers who couldn’t afford to pay or attend the training are likely to loose their jobs.