College teachers resolve to continue strike
The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), has vowed not to call off its indefinite strike action until its demand for fair treatment is met.
They would also not be part of the invigilation or marking processes of the end-of-semester examinations conducted by the Institute of Education, University of Cape Coast.
Additionally, its members would not attend to post-internship students, who would be returning soon to their respective institutions for their final examination.
The teachers are angry with their continued placement under the Ghana Education Service, despite the coming into force of Act 847, designating the Colleges as tertiary institutions, something, they say is unfair and totally unacceptable.
Mr Joseph Nkyi-Asamoah, the acting National Chairman, told a press conference in Kumasi that training of students for the award of diploma certificates, places on them additional responsibilities, which must not only be properly recognized but attract appropriate remuneration.
He said the identity crisis they find themselves needs to be resolved and that they could not be working in tertiary institutions and yet be put under the GES.
Mr Nkyi-Asamaoh said despite numerous meetings with the government, their concerns remain unresolved adding that the foot-dragging would have to end.
He said the Education Ministry and the National Council for Tertiary Education should make available the statutes, conditions and scheme of service of the Colleges of Education, after the passage of the Act.
Members of the Association have since June 18, abandoned the lecture halls.