Teacher Trainees Left in Limbo as CETAG Goes on Strike


The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) has gone on strike, leaving teacher trainees in a state of uncertainty.

The strike follows the government’s refusal to comply with an Arbitral Award Order issued by the National Labour Commission (NLC) on Tuesday, May 2.

CETAG is demanding full payment of members’ seven-month arrears in allowances, as well as the payment of one-month salary to each member as compensation for additional duty performed in the year 2022.

The association is also seeking the publication of the report of Staff Audit and subsequent extension of public universities’ rates of allowances to deserving members.

Check Out: CETAG Withdraws Services over Government’s Non-Compliance with National Labour Commission’s Arbitral Award Orders.

In addition, CETAG is demanding the immediate release of a leave roster to enable each tutor to take 15 working days leave for the year 2022.

The final demand is the unconditional cancellation of the ‘killer’ all-year-round academic calendar effective 2023/2024 academic year.

See also: We will Introduce Promising Measures for Teacher Trainees and Scrap Licensure Examination – Hon. Kofi Adams

The strike has left teacher trainees, especially third-year students who are due to write their end-of-semester examinations in a few weeks, in a state of limbo.

They are calling on the government to grant CETAG’s requests so that their tutors can return to the classroom soon.

Read also: GNAT Calls For Urgent Reintroduction of Corporal Punishment in Schools.

It is hoped that the government will take swift action to address CETAG’s demands and bring an end to the strike so that teacher trainees can continue their studies uninterrupted.

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