It should be noted CETAG has made a firm decision and will never compromise until their conditions and items presented are met by the government. Hence, the strike still holds.
Colleges of Education affiliated to the University of Education, Winneba are to commence their end-of-semester examination tomorrow, 30th November 2022, but this will not be possible since CETAG is on strike.
And if the Examination should still hold, no tutor will be available to supervise students. If members of CENSTAG are asked to do that, who will mark the script? And if the same are asked to mark, where will they get access to the continuous assessment of the student?
This should tell level 200 students that until CETAG calls off their strike the possibility of them writing an end-semester of examination this week is ‘tiniest’.
If the government does not react to the proposal of CETAG within this week, then the end-of-semester examination for teacher trainees will be re-scheduled to January 2023.
With that, level 200’s and 300s will have to come to campus in January to write their papers.
This will distract the admission roadmap for the 2022/2023 admissions. Freshers might be forced to report to campus around February 2023 and their admissions might also be delayed
Currently, some Principals are ‘squeezing water from stones’ just to cater for their students. While some are feeding their students three square meals a day, some are also battling with the two square meals due to inadequate resources at their disposal.
If the government should remain silent in the days ahead, trainees will have to fend for themselves.