The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), through a capacity building programme, has trained about 38 school representatives to be the ambassador of GNAT and to discharge its activities in all the districts in the Region.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency at the end of a capacity-building workshop for the School representatives drawn from schools in the nine
districts of the region, the Head of Management of Education of GNAT, Mr. Kwamena Jacob Anderson said the purpose of the workshop was to empower the School Representatives to champion and promote the activities of GNAT in
their individual districts.
Mrs. Patricia Afebia, an executive member of the Regional GNAT Secretariat, noted that the lack of information can create a break down an institution, and urged the school representatives to collaborate with GNAT to promote teaching and learning activities.
She urged them to do away with apathy and get actively involved in the promotion of GNAT activities since GNAT creates platforms where their human resource development could be built and improved upon.
The Course Prefect, Salifu Kundu Zore, assured the resource persons that they would be good ambassadors to champion and promote GNAT activities in their respective areas.
The Regional GNAT Secretary, Mr. Linus Coffie Attey, enjoined the participants to put into practice what they had acquired at the workshop in their respective areas.
This, he noted, would help serve the purposes and the aims the workshop aimed at achieving. Participants were taken through topics including the Present Structure of GNAT and Decision-making in GNAT, The Roles and Functions of School Representatives, Meeting Skills, GNAT services to Members, Communication Skills, The Labour Law and How It Impacts on GNAT, Data Collection as an Aid to the School Representative.
Other topics they were taken through included Collective Bargaining, Negotiations and Grievances Handling, GNAT Finances, Handling Neigbour Issues, using Some Basic Guidance and Counseling Principles.
Participants at the end of the workshop were presented with certificates.