The National Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF) has denied claims indicating reopening date for Colleges of Education (CoE) level 100 and 300 students has been postponed amid CETAG strike action.
Saturday, January 8, 2022, slated as the reopening date the College Principals in a press statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh said still holds for the commencement of the first semester of the 2021/2022 academic year.
“In view of this students are to take note and disregard any release whatsoever on the postponement of the reopening date since the Colleges of Education strike does not in any way affect the earlier reopening arrangement,” it stated.
PRINCOF however said Management of the public 46 Colleges of Education will officially communicate to prospective students when the need be for postponement of academic activities due to the ongoing industrial action.
“We also entreat students to adhere to this notice and make necessary preparations to report back to school. We would like to use this opportunity to wish students a fruitful semester,” the Conference of Principals said on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the General Secretary of the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) Monday, January 10, 2022, will meet the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to discuss the concerns of the teachers.
Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM, Mr Prince Obeng said there have been calls for the College Teachers nationwide strike action to be suspended but a decision will be taken by his outfit after the January 10, 2022 meeting.
“Yesterday, we received a written invitation from the GTEC so we will go and listen to whatever they have then come back to council with whatever it is that will come out, and then we’ll take it from there,” the Secretary told Citi FM.
The Ministry of Education Public Relations Officer, Kwasi Kwarteng reacting to the strike has said the Finance Ministry by the end of January 2022 will release funds for the payment of the allowance owed to the teacher training teachers.
Kwarteng said the government currently owe the public Colleges teachers responsibility, fuel, entertainment allowance. “List of the 46 Colleges of Education teachers have been submitted to the Finance Ministry,” he stated in an interview.
“We can assure the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) that by the end of January this year their owed allowance will be paid, the Finance Ministry has issued clearance for the payment,” the spokesman said.