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Articles from Ghana

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 October 2022

    Ghana: Campaign against privatisation and commercialisation of education

    The multi- education union initiative aims to counter privatisation and its harmful impact on education

    Taking stock of results achieved, member organisations of the Campaign Against the Privatisation and Commercialisation of Education (CAPCOE) have deplored an expanding privatisation of education – especially at basic level – in Ghana’s remote areas, they welcomed the teacher’s higher level of training as well as the reduction of the...

    Ghana: Campaign against privatisation and commercialisation of education
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 5 August 2022

    Ghana: unions win improved living conditions for public service workers

    The Agreement on a cost-of-living allowance (COLA) concluded on 14 July between the Government of Ghana and workers’ unions and associations within the public sector in this country gives all public sector employees increased remuneration.

    Ghana: unions win improved living conditions for public service workers
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 July 2021

    Raise your hand for better policies: How global partnerships can help transform policy dialogue

    The COVID-19 pandemic has posed new policy challenges to public education systems and exacerbated long-standing ones. How can the Global Partnership for Education contribute to solving these complex policy puzzles? Join the conversation.

    Raise your hand for better policies: How global partnerships can help transform policy dialogue
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 March 2021

    Africa: Governments must act urgently to protect educators and build stronger education systems

    During its virtual meeting from 23-25 February, the Education International Africa Regional Committee (EIARC) urged regional governments to act swiftly to ensure decent living and working conditions for educators. Proactive measures were needed to guarantee quality education on the continent in the face of challenges including the pandemic, terrorism, and...

    Africa: Governments must act urgently to protect educators and build stronger education systems
  5. Union growth 21 October 2020

    “Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.

    Cherine Sabry

    Unions and governments have been in conflict since the dawn of time. The mere existence of unions as a force to defend workers’ rights where governments fail to do so in and of itself leads to this conflictual relationship. In Africa, unions have rarely been consulted during the COVID-19 crisis...

    “Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
  6. Union renewal and development 10 October 2020

    Obituary: Marcus Balslev

    Obituary: Marcus Balslev

    Obituary: Marcus Balslev
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 28 September 2020

    Africa: The future of the teaching profession and education addressed by education unions and governments

    A series of virtual seminars on the future of the teaching profession is being held in 2020. The first in the series for this year took place on 15 September. There were 61 participants from eight countries. They came from education and teacher unions, ministries of education and international stakeholder...

    Africa: The future of the teaching profession and education addressed by education unions and governments
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 23 March 2020

    Ghana: Teacher unions demand complete school closure to ensure safety of all students

    Teachers and educators in Ghana are urging President Akufo-Addo to extend the four-week shutdown of basic and second-cycle schools to final-year students. This is intended to minimise the spread of COVID-19.

    Ghana: Teacher unions demand complete school closure to ensure safety of all students