Accra, Feb. 21, GNA – The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has revived its annual encounter with the media for discussions on pertinent issues pertaining to the Association and education in Ghana.
Mrs Irene Duncan-Adanusa, General Secretary of GNAT, at a press soiree in Accra pledged GNAT's commitment to sustaining its encounter with the media to help keep the media well informed on its operations.
She said some of the activities of GNAT in the previous year were unfortunate since most critics and even some of their members were not well informed and did not understand the structure and their modus operandi.
Mrs Duncan-Adanusa used the opportunity to discuss the structure of GNAT, operations of the Teachers Fund, collection of dues and disbursement among others.
There were also highlights on the composition of the National Council and National Executive of GNAT as well as its decision making body, the National Delegates Conference (NDC).
She said the NDC was held every four years to review past works of the conference, plan for the ensuing year, discuss and approve financial reports and elect national officers.
Mrs Duncan-Adanusa said it was the NDC that fixed rates of membership dues and ensures that the rates did not change even when salaries increase.
She called on the media to establish closer partnership with GNAT to ensure the attainment of quality education in Ghana.
Mr Ransford Tetteh, President of Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), said education was key to the development process of the country adding, "Without sound education, Ghana will face serious developmental challenges".
He therefore stressed that interacting with GNAT frequently was critical to improving education in Ghana.
Mr Tetteh appealed to the media to raise tangible questions on issues about Ghana's educational system in order to attract positive policies for improved education.