The National Graduate Teachers Association (NAGRAT) has condemned the gruesome murder of Headmaster of the Salvation Army Basic School in the Eastern region, George Somuah Bosompem.
Last week, the nation woke up to the news of the horrific death of Mr. George Somuah Bosompem.
The police said their initial investigations showed that the late Mr Bosompem incurred the wrath of six teenagers, aged between 18 and 19 after he threatened to report them to the Police for stealing his farm produce, among other things.
Mr George Somuah Bosompem died from injuries sustained during the attack on him.
In a statement signed by the Secretary of the Association, Samuel Frank Dadzie, they sympathized with the family of Mr. Bosompem and mentioned that they stood with teachers across the across the country.
The Association stated that the murder of the teacher brings to the “fore the difficult and precarious conditions under which teachers live and work in.
They bemoaned the increasing attacks on Teachers and stressed that the nation’s quest for quality education will be elusive until Teachers work in friendly and quality environments.
“The Ghana Education Service must, through collaborative efforts with appropriate institutions, evolve measures to protect its workers,” the statement added.
Although they commended the police for their swift response in arresting and arraigning the culprits before court, they called for justice to be served against the culprits.
“The Teachers of Asiakwa are living in fear and the State must rise up to their defense. The GES and the Ministry of Education must demonstrate that they care about Teachers. Ghana must demonstrate that it cares about its Teachers. If we care about our children, we will care about their Teachers. Don’t kill us twice by keeping silent about this horrenduos act. Don’t keep quiet because he is a Teacher, the statement concluded.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor|universnewsroom.com