Former Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Mr. Michael Nsowa Agyei has attacked freedom of speech of teachers asking them to shut up on the introduction of the new licensing examination for teachers.
“If anybody says the minister is not following proper communication channels that person is just being untruthful”, the current chairman of the Education Council took a swipe at the teachers describing them as such.
According to him, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh who is a medical doctor by profession is knowledgeable in the field of education and perfectly knows his work as a Minister of Education.
“Anything he does is perfect leave him to implement the policy in the constitution”, Mr. Michael Nsowa Agyei told members of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) on Abusua FM’s “Abusua Nkommo” host by Kwame Adinkra.
“We are not professionals as everybody is saying. …the doctors and the lawyers are professionals so we must leave Dr. Opoku Prempeh to work”, he fumed.
” If anybody is saying information about the licensing examination was kept secret from that person, he or she can go into the teachers’ diary given him or her”, Mr. Michael Nsowa Agyei directed.
According to the leadership of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), members are oblivious of information and lack understanding of the yet to introduce policy due to poor communication between the Education Ministry and the Association.
“I do not have any official communication from the Ministry of Education. …I got to know that teachers will be writing licensing examination in the media”, the NAGRAT president, Christian Addia-Poku alleged.
According to him, the attitude of the Manhyia South lawmaker is a gross disrespect and affront to teachers in the country urging him to eschew his open pride.
Commenting on the development, the retired educationist stated nothing has gone wrong on Hon. Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh’s side.