The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) in the Upper East Region has joined the nationwide strike action to register its displeasure over some grievances.

Speaking on Reporters Visit, a program on A1 Radio, the Upper East Regional Chairman of NAGRAT, Samuel Atompoya said the newly introduced Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) of the Public Services Commission (PSC) accounted for the numerous problems teachers across the country are faced with.

“This Human Resource Management Information System has brought untold pressure and hardship among teachers. It makes transfer difficult for us as teachers because anytime a teacher wants to move from one school to another, such a teacher’s salary will automatically go off.” He expressed.

He questioned; “Why should this impediment be put on our way.”

The Chairman joined the Association’s national executives to call on government to as a matter of urgency, remove the HRMIS of the PSC from the Ghana Education Service (GES).

Mr. Atompoya said members suffered unnecessary delays regarding promotions, adding that most teachers who had worked over the years, and were due for promotion were still not promoted.

He said “Even those who had their promotion letters since 2013 to 2014, had not been given the effective date of their promotions.”

He further expressed that “Since 2014, no teacher has been called for an interview for promotion and you can imagine the trauma we are going through, meaning we are working without promotion. How can we survive with these merger salaries.”

Mr. Atompoya said the strike was indefinite, and members would return to the classrooms if government met their demands.

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The Chairman called on its members who had already resumed school to lay down their tools and stay out of schools until further notice.

Source; a1radioonline.com|101.1 MHZ|Moses Apiah|Ghana|

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