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Wed July 17, 2024
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The 46 public Colleges of Education on Monday, June 10, 2024, commenced the second semester of the 2023/2024 academic year which was earlier scheduled to start a week ago.

All Colleges were initially scheduled to begin academic work on Monday, June 03, 2024, but had the date extended with a directive from PRINCOF stating that the postponement was necessitated to make room for them to consult the government through the Minister for Education to resolve very burning issues affecting the smooth operations of the College.

The 46 public Colleges reopened today after PRINCOF met the Honourable Minister for Education earlier to address all issues relating to the postponement of the reopening date.

In a related development, tutors in all Colleges have withdrawn their services as they begin a nationwide strike due to delays in the payment of outstanding arrears of allowances owed them.

CETAG in a statement dated June 3, said the research allowances of its members are in arrears, adding that the government has flagrantly disregarded a directive by the National Labour Commission (NLC) to honour the payments.

“NLC and the Ministry of Education have denied CETAG members what is due us based on the Compulsory Arbitration Award issued on 2nd May 2023 in violation of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana which makes it obligatory for all state institutions to respect the rule of law” the statement added.

CETAG in its statement further added that the salary of the National President of the association has been frozen since August 2023 and that some of its members have also not been paid without justifiable cause.

CETAG indicated that the strike will not be called off until its concerns are addressed.

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