One Teacher One Laptop deductions: We don't know All Teachers Alliance group - NAGRAT

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), has said it doesn't know a pressure group calling itself 'All Teachers Alliance' opposing the arrangements made to provide laptops for teachers across the country.

Angel Carbonu, NAGRAT President

The All Teachers Alliance said it will embark on a demonstration against the Ghana Education Service (GES) following the deductions for the 'One Teacher One Laptop' policy.

Under this policy, the government will pay 70 percent of the cost of GHS 1,550 with the teachers paying 30 percent through deductions from their salaries.

This comes after Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, launched the programme aimed at bridging the ICT gap between teachers in urban areas and their colleagues in rural areas.

President of NAGRAT, Angel Carbonu, earlier welcomed the news announced by Dr. Bawumia but the teacher union said the government's decision to deduct GH¢509 from the teachers' professional development allowance as payment for the One Teacher, One Laptop policy was unfair.

The teachers' union said it had come to their attention that despite court action they instituted, teachers’ money had been deducted without recourse to court proceedings.

But Angel Carbonu addressing the press on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, said "The interesting thing is that we don't really know them, we don't know what is motivating those group of people and we don't know the details of the suit that they have sent to court so it will be very difficult to comment on that.

"Whoever they are in tango with, I am very sure that they will be able to get explanations from whoever, or the court will decide as to the legitimacy of the case that they have sent to court."

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