THE Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) gave 35 life jackets valued at GH¢4,000 to basic school teachers in seven island communities in Keta. Beneficiary teachers commute by river daily to schools in Bomigo, Genui, Fuveme, Hatorgodo, Wenyagor, Lawoshime and Agorviwofe.

The donation was in response to numerous calls by teachers in the island communities for life jackets to enhance safety of teachers who spend 30 minutes and an hour everyday commuting on the river to and from school.

Head of Membership Education Department of GNAT Mr. Thomas Mensah said the safety of teachers in remote, resource-deprived communities were of paramount concern to the association. Mr. Mensah noted that it was only our teachers feel safe at their duty posts that they are able to deliver quality instruction. 

Assistant Headmaster of  E.P. Basic School at Bomigo Mr. James Atideku thanked GNAT for the support and described their gesture as very touching. Mr. Atideku said the jackets would help boost the morale of teachers and enhance their output.

Credits: Ghanaian Times | Alberto M. Noretti