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Formal education started in The Gambia in 1823 and recruitment of teachers during this period was monopolised by Christian Missionaries mainly the Methodist, Anglican and the Catholic Missions. During this period the Colonial Government showed little or no interest in education.

Therefore, no machinery was created during the period to protect the interest and welfare of teachers. Low salaries and poor conditions of service became the order of the day.

These circumstances compelled some teachers to form a cohesive body that would represent the interest of its members, then the formation of the Gambia Teachers’ Union (GTU) on February 9th 1937.

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CORE GTU VALUES

The following core operating values influence the culture and image of The Gambia Teachers Union as an effective teacher organization serving teachers and other education workers country-wide:

Responsiveness: we seek solutions that meet the needs and requirements of our members through collective bargaining and the provision of social and other relevant services;

Respectfulness: we commit ourselves to respecting the opinions of our members, encouraging each one of them to take responsibility of his/her own actions and deeds, and helping to shape these based on the common interest of all;

Integrity and Accountability: we have a high level of integrity in our administration, service delivery mechanisms, governance and outreach activities and programmes as dictated by our common goal and aspirations;

Partnership and networking: we work with and through a wide range of partners in the spirit of mutual benefit and consent;

Financial Sustainability: we strive to deliver on our mission with thoughtful strategic choices that ensure we have sufficient financial resources. The Social and fund-raising sub-committee of the National Executive Committee of the GTU and its constituent structures continues endeavouring to achieve our corporate financial target.

To Effect An Organisation Of All Teachers And Education Workers Within A National Union Of Teachers Which Is The Ultimate Guarantee For The Protection And Promotion Of The Rights Of Our Members. As An Organisation, We Will Endeavour To Enhance The Status And Working Conditions Of Our Members Through Collective Bargaining And The Provision Of Social And Other Relevant Services.

A  National Teacher Organization That Embraces All Other Education Workers; Seeks To Ensure A Highly Trained, Skilled, Qualified, Protected And Well Motivated Membership Through Dialogue And Other Advocacy Strategies With High Democratic Values.

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Secretariat

Marie Antoinette Corr

General Secretary

Marie Antoinette Corr

General Secretary

Essa Sowe

Deputy General Secretary

Essa Sowe

Deputy General Secretary

Fatou Njie Sosseh

Admin & Finance Officer

Fatou Njie Sosseh

Admin & Finance Officer

Janet A Mansal

Gender Office

Janet A Mansal

Gender Office

Yankuba B Kongira

Research and Dev

Yankuba B Kongira

Research and Dev

Muhamed S Bah

Marketing Officer

Muhamed S Bah

Marketing Officer

Baba I.O Sallah

Training Officer

Baba I.O Sallah

Training Officer

Alh Mamadou Sallah

Labour Officer

Alh Mamadou Sallah

Labour Officer

Sukunda Bass

Secretary/Accounts Clerk

Sukunda Bass

Secretary/Accounts Clerk

GTU Calender 2017

GTU Calender 2017

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