Information available to Coverghana.com.gh has confirmed that, kitchen staff of Colleges of Education have vacated post and directed Teacher Trainees to feed themselves until the strike is over.
On 4th April, 2022, the Colleges of Education Non-Teaching Staff Association of Ghana (CENTSAG) has declared a nationwide strike action effective Monday, 11th April, 2022 across the Forty-six (46) Accredited Public Colleges of Education in Ghana following government’s inability to address their concerns.
According to the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG), their membership thus teachers trainees (students) in some colleges have been asked to feed themselves until the strike is over.
The National President of TTAG Mr. Jonathan Dzunu explained that, in some colleges, absence of staff in the kitchen has forced some students to partly suspend their academic works to support casual workers in the kitchens to cook.
He disclosed that, authorities in some colleges are asking the students to pay casual workers to cook for them because management has no money to pay them.
The Association noted with disappointment that, this development is unfortunate and should not be allowed to continue.
“We sighted a letter calling for an emergency meeting on Friday, 22nd of April 2022. We feel the date of the meeting is too far looking at the urgency of the issues at hand.”
TTAG added that, some of these challenges are as a result of government inability to pay students allowance and the feeding components to the various Colleges.