A student teacher of the Akatsi College of Education Justice Gbadago is calling on government through relevant stakeholders to satisfy the demands of Colleges of Education Non-Teaching Staff Association of Ghana (CENTSAG) to pave way for smooth academic works.
According to Justice Gbadago, who serves as National General Secretary of National Union of Tongu Students and Associates (NUTSA) and a member of Youth Model Parliament (YMP), the strike action is negatively affecting teacher trainees across the country.
In a statement, he said, they are on their knees pleading to the Government of Ghana through the appropriate stakeholders that, the demands of CENTSAG are satisfied before April 20, 2022 as stated in the letter from the National Labour Commission in order to avoid further destruction to academic works.
Reflecting on the effects of the ongoing strike, he explained that, the past three days experience has been hell on earth for most collegians (teacher trainees) especially the level hundred students who were writing their end of semester examination and yet to finish in starvation.
He has extended his heartfelt gratitude to National Labour Commission (NLC) for responding to the indefinite strike declared by Colleges of Education Non Teaching Staff Association of Ghana (CENTSAG), within the shortest time.
He explained that, it’s the prayers of teacher trainees across the 46 public Colleges of Education in Ghana that, Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) and other interested parties are able to respond to the demands of CENTSAG on matters that effected the strike.
This came after CENTSAG is directed to report the outcome of their engagement with GTEC and interested parties to NLC by 20th April, 2022.