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22.02.2007 General News

Minister of Education calls for truce


Papa Owusu Ankomah, the Minister of Education, Science and Sports has called on teachers to join hands with the government in the spirit of reconciliation and brotherhood to resolve problems facing the teaching profession.

He made the call at a durbar with teachers in the Shama-Ahanta East Metropolis at Takoradi as part of a tour of the Western Region.

Papa Owusu Ankomah said dialogue was necessary in finding solutions to problem facing the education sector to avert industrial actions.

He said he personally wanted to instill confidence in the process of dialogue because militancy without dialogue would not resolve the sector's problem.

Papa Owusu Ankomah said 55% of the budget of the educational sector goes into salary and salary-related allowances in such a way that the sector would not grind to a halt.

He had inspected government-funded projects at Saint John's School, Fijai Secondary School, Adiembra Secondary Technical School and the Shama Secondary School.

Papa Owusu Ankomah also visited Twin-City Special School and School for the Deaf at Inchaban.