Accra, Feb. 1, GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor on Wednesday asked the Leadership of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) to approach problems facing the teaching profession with a high sense of responsibility to prevent dislocation of the education system. "Government expects to co-operate with you and would take your input into the education reforms seriously," he said, when he granted audience to the newly elected national officers of the Association at the Castle, Osu.
President Kufuor said his Administration saw GNAT as very important since in essence it was the mouthpiece of the teaching force, the profession so critical to the education reform programme. "Without you, delivery of education would be nothing to write home about. Social progress heavily depends on you," he said. President Kufuor gave the assurance that the Government would never try to play politics with the Association.
Mr Joseph Kwaku Adjei, National President, said they were at the Castle to thank President Kufuor for attending their recently held Quadrennial Delegates' Conference in Accra and to introduce the newly elected national executive to him.
Mr Adjei was elected the President GNAT at the Second Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of the Association in Accra on January 12 2006.
Ms Portia Wolly Anafo took the position of Vice President while Ms Leticia Hammond was elected National Treasurer. The rest were Mr Anthony Kwame Appiah, First National Trustee and Ms Paulina Nyankah, Second National Trustee.
The Acting Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Mr Michael Nsowah and Mrs Irene Duncan-Adanusah, General Secretary of GNAT accompanied them to the Castle.