The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has urged teachers to adopt innovative ways of dealing with their grievances instead of going on strike every time.
He argued that, school children are the ones who face the consequences of such actions and not politicians.
He was addressing members of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) at their 6th Quadrennial National Delegates conference.
On several occasions, teachers resort to industrial action when government fails to address their grievances.
This they claim is the only and effective language government understands.
But the Asantehene said “Obviously, those who really suffer are the innocent children. I urge you all to focus your minds on the need for an improved way for negotiations and consultations which will minimize, if not eliminate, any recourse to industrial action and the harmful consequences on our children.”
He also urged policy makers to ensure the needs of teachers are met at all times.
“While we will always urge moderation in the face of the national economic realities, we will nonetheless, urge policy makers to ensure that the status of our teachers truly reflect the level of importance we attach to their place in society,” he said.