GNAT Slams Second Lady

educatnThe Ghana National Association of Teachers have described as unfortunate the Second Lady’s comments that schools should find ways of buying their own chalk, log books and other essentials.

Second lady Matilda Amissah Arthur at a ceremony held at Kukurantumi Presby Primary School, where she presented five computers and accessories to the school in response to the Headmistress of the school said: “The Head teacher has shocked me…she said you lack chalk and log books…I am very shocked that you are today asking me about chalk…how much is a box of chalk…I won’t give you chalk today, I won’t give you chalk tomorrow…,”

The Headmistress of the school, Juliet Oppong, made a request for items like chalk, log books and other essentials.

Reacting to the second lady’s comment on OKAY FM, the PRO of GNAT, Peter Tetteh Korda said: “It is very unfortunate because it is the responsibility of government to provide for the essentials needed in teaching; it is a fact. It is government’s duty to provide chalks and so it is sad she made that comment. If she says chalk is not so expensive and so we can buy then we will also ask how much is chalk that government cannot provide? We can take what she said as the position of government because she is no ordinary person. What she said is not right with all respect to her”.