The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) sponsored several teachers and staff of the GNAT across
the country to participate in the 9th Conference of the Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA)
and 11th Roundtable of Ministers of affiliate countries. The GNAT team was led by the National President and Mr. Dagbandow Kwame,
Deputy General Secretary Education and Professional Development. The conference which was held this year at the
International Conference Centre was opened by the Chief of Staff representing the President of the Republic of Ghana.
It was organized under the theme “Unpacking Teaching and Learning in Africa for Excellence”. NAGRAT and other organizations
were formally accepted into AFTRA fratenity.
AFTRA is the intergovernmental umbrella of the Ministries and Agencies of Education regulating Teaching in
the 55 Member States of the African Union. Inaugurated on October 12, 2010 in Abuja Nigeria by the
Ministers of Education of Nigeria and South Africa, AFTRA has grown into a profound continental Federation
that leads policy development and implementation for the professionalization of Teaching in Africa.