Update On CETAG Annual Leave Today
Here is the latest update on the Colleges Of Education Teachers Association Of Ghana’s annual leave.
Peter Noritsu Kotoe, the Ranking Member on Parliament’s Education Committee, has encouraged all Tutors in the 46 Public Colleges of Education across the country to rescind their decision on the annual leave.
The calls by the Ranking Member on Parliament’s Education Committee
Came after a meeting between the Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF) and CETAG on the mass leave by tutors, which ended inconclusively on Tuesday.
Currently, Tutors across the 46 colleges of education are on annual leave following a directive by its leadership (CETAG).
Speaking to Citi News, the Akatsi North legislator noted that members of CETAG must rescind their decision as they negotiate with the government.
“Since the change in the academic calendar, they have been at work for the whole year and must be rewarded. I agree perfectly with their demands. My challenge is that it is the employer that grants leave, so I will appeal to them to rethink their position and continue negotiating with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and other agencies such as the Ministry of Education”.Peter Noritsu Kotoe further stated.
Opinion Of Teacher Trainees Association Of Ghana
The leadership of the Teacher Trainee Association of Ghana says the mass leave by members of the Colleges Of Education Teachers Association has left students frustrated.
“We started promoting the stakeholders -GTEC, PRINCOF, and then the other bodies including the Ministry of Education on the concerns that have been raised by CETAG, so the issues are addressed as soon as possible. But for us as students or leaders, we have less that we can do in this situation but to plead with stakeholders to listen to our tutors,”
Members of the Colleges Of Education Teachers Association Of Ghana proceeded on a mass leave on September 1 after working for a year without break.
The group clarified that introduction of the new academic calendar, which requires that teachers work an entire year without break, forced them to take such a critical decision.
Teachers in all the 46 public Colleges of Education who are members of the Colleges Of Education Teachers Association on September 1, 2022, proceeded on a 28-day annual leave with an expected return on October 10.
They are also demanding full conditions of service and other compensatory packages.