A former National General Secretary of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) Mr. Nicholas Kelvin Agboni says, the Education Minister Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh should be blamed for any pressure being mounted on the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) government led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
In a statement issued by Nicholas Kelvin Agboni said, the track record of the Education Minister on announcement of government’s policies is worrying since it doesn’t materialise. He noted that, none of the Minister’s promises has ever worked as promised.
“The track record of our Sector Minister Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh on announcement of government’s policies is worrying.”
According to him, It’s obvious that, when ever the honourable Minister speaks, he increases temperatures, puts staff in the profession into dilemma and later go back to the drawing board to access and amend parts of his comments and probably bounce back. He’s either be misinterpreted and or taken out of content.
“The weekend is fast approaching but his “month of November to Remember” specifically Monday, 23rd November, 2020, another “gangantua” promise has fallen flat. It’s sad though, but, l hope the Minister be calm and must not always be in hast to be the first to announce government policies.” He said.
“Dear Minister, it appears to me that, you’re rather the cause of any pressure being mounted on the NPP government on how you handle key issues at the Sector.”
“I humbly ask our juniors thus; 2019 trained teachers from the 46 Accredited Public College of Education whose expectations are very high for their postings to exercise restrain. It’s not yet over. Dear Minister, respectfully don’t fail our teachers. Let’s do right at all times. I don’t mean harm. The battle is the Lord’s. Akpe!”
The Minister of Education earlier made a pronouncement the, posting of 2019 batch of trained teachers from the College of Education will be released on Monday, 23rd November, 2020. This promise made by Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has restored some hope in newly trained teachers that, they were going to be employed ahead of the December 2020 polls.
Unfortunately, the posting was not released as said by the Minister. The former TTAG Scribe has therefore description the Minister’s promise to have fallen flat. Meanwhile the newly trained teachers have become agressive on social media with the hashtag #NoPostingNoVote.