Teacher trainees and newly-trained teachers in the country have started wearing red to their lecture halls and classrooms in protest to the non-payment of their feeding grant arrears.
In a statement, the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) said: “…If the monies are not released to us in the colleges by Wednesday 30/11/2016, we would … make further demands through other legitimate means on campuses across the country till we receive our money.”
Below is the TTAG’s full statement:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release From Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana
We members of the above mentioned association would like to call on all teacher trainees and newly trained teachers across the country to wear RED ARM BAND from Monday 28th November 2016 to lecture halls and classroom in demand of our feeding grants arrears which was announced by the vice president during a campaign tour at Fosu College of education in the Central Region.
We are further making an APPEAL TO ALL PRINCIPALS OF COLLEGES OF EDUCATION to refrain from sacking and preventing teacher trainees across the country from registration for end of semester examinations and feeding from the dining halls as a result of owing school fees which is as a result of these feeding grant arrears.
Failure to release the feeding within the stipulated period of our ultimatum which elapsed on Friday 25th November 2016 has resulted in this action, furthermore if the monies are not released to us in the colleges by Wednesday 30/11/2016 WE WOULD RESORT TO MAKE FURTHER DEMANDS THROUGH OTHER LEGITIMATE MEANS ON CAMPUSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TILL WE RECEIVE OUR MONEY.
And we would resist any attempt on our rights to demand for what is due us through any constitutionally mandated means.
TTAG! WE MEAN WELL.
Minister of education
All Principals of Colleges of education.
Ghana Education service
National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE)
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