Students in some affected Colleges of Education across the country have been left with blank teaching boards as tutors have abandoned their post over what they called market premium, research allowances and other concerns.
The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) on Monday 29th October 2018 declared a nationwide strike in protest of unpaid salaries, market premium and research allowances owed its members since last year.
Although studies has been affected, the Local Chairman of Wesley college of education Mr Francis Kyeiwaa Badu maintains that teachers will continue to down their tools if government fails to meet their demands.
“We are really not going to allow anybody, be it political or whatever to mar this strike. The strike is an indefinite one and until our needs are met we are not going to call it off.”
However, some affected students have been left wandering about as the effect of the strike seems to have given them an untimely vacation though they only reported on campus.
The stranded students bemoan the situation, indicating that the strike is having dire effects on them particularly because they will have to take examinations regardless of the strike and its consequences.
“This will go a long way to affect our summative exams….if we are not able to study UCC date will not change.
They know the importance of you sitting for a lecture and for which reason they are not turning up,” a student bemoaned.
Silver FM’s Akwadaa Nyame who visited the various colleges of education like St. Louis college of education, Offinso college of education and Wesley college of education reported that, the students who have just reported has become stranded and appealing to the government to seek the afairs of their lecturers so that they can come back to their work by teaching them.
Meanwhile, CETAG chairman of the Wesley College of Education, Mr Francis Kyei Badu has said that until the arrears are paid, they are withdrawing their services from the 38 colleges across the country.
Source: tnpnewsonline.com (TNP NEWS)/ Francis Kyei Badu