Teacher trainees commence red protests over feeding grant
According to the trainee teachers, government has failed in providing the feed grants for one academic year.
The Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) in a statement said, all teacher trainees and newly trained teachers across the country must wear red arm band to lecture halls and classroom in demand of feeding grants arrears which was announced by the vice president, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.
The President of the Association, Jonathan Apam at an earlier press conference said the trainees are forced to pre-finance the grants.
He said the association was unhappy with "government’s lack of facts and inattentiveness taking due cognizance of the teacher trainees welfare."
Below is the full statement from TTAG:
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.
APAM JONATHAN(Ag. President)
ABBEY SHADRACH (Nat. Coordinator)
TTAG! WE MEAN WELL.
Thank you. Cc:Minister of education All Principals of Colleges of education. Ghana Education service National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) GETFUND secretariat All media houses
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