Leadership of the Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Ghana (CCT-GH) says they are sorry for their misguided, disrespectful and unwarranted statement against teachers especially their members.
On 6th September, 2021, the Communications Director of the Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Ghana granted an interview to Adom TV on the issue of the “One Teacher One Laptop Project”
In the interview, the Communications Director of CCT-GH reportedly said, any Ghanaian teacher who do not like the government’s agenda to distribute laptops to teachers can leave/exit the Ghana Education Service (GES) to where ever he/she wants.
The comments came as a surprise to the teachers most importantly the membership of CCT-GH, at the time they are worried with happenings with the “One Teacher One Laptop Initiative.”
The Association, in a statement signed by Frank Cyekye, the Deputy Communication Director CCT-GH has apologize for the mishap and any disaffection the interview might have caused teachers.
According to them, though they have admitted the comments to have been coming from their Communications Director, there have been further publications falsely attributing the interview to the President of CCT, Ghana, Mr. King Ali Awudu.
While condemning these false attributions, they have however said, the content of the whole interview would have been much appreciated rather than dwelling on just a portion which is causing disaffection among members.
The apology came following the pressure being mounted on the Leadership over the unfortunate comments. The Executive Director of African Foundation for Educational Development (AFFED) Ernest Kwame Adade has also vowed to lead a campaign for all teachers aligned with Coalition of Concern Teachers- Ghana (CCT-GH) to change their membership to other unions if their National President King Ali Awudu does not apologize to teachers in Ghana within a space of three (3) days for his disrespectful comments.
He further said, the concerns raised, does not warrant King Ali or his leadership in any way to speak to teachers with such level of arrogance and disrespect. “He must recognize the fact that, same teachers are his union members and same teachers are accommodating him as a president of the Union.” He said.
Having realized all these pressure coming from the concerned members, the Association, has in a public statement rendered their unqualified apology and urged all members to embrace the “One Teacher One Laptop Initiative” for the benefit of all.