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General News of Monday, 10 December 2018


Colleges of Education resume

All 46 Colleges of Education in the country are expected to resume today following a directive by the Ministry of Education.

It would be recalled that an indefinite strike by members of the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) necessitated the closure of the colleges.

The National Labour Commission recently directed CETAG to call off its strike after a dispute with the National Council For Tertiary Education (NCTE).

The Ministry of Education last week ordered the opening of the 46 Colleges of Education in the country by December 8, 2018.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ministry of Education, Vincent Assafuah, told the media that today, Monday, 10th December, academic work in the schools would begin.

According to him, “By Saturday, all the 46 Colleges of Education should make sure that all their students are in school so that by Monday, academic work will begin for us to restructure the academic calendar.”

CETAG took the action because it claimed its members are now equal to their colleagues in other public tertiary institutions since the colleges had been upgraded to tertiary status and must therefore earn the same benefits.

The strike, which went beyond 21 days, adversely affected all 46 Colleges of Education, which compelled the authorities to close them indefinitely.

The NCTE argued that CETAG erred by declaring a strike when negotiations were ongoing.

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