The Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) has instructed all newly trained teachers across the country to wear red arm bands from today
[Monday] November, 28, 2016.
They have also appealed to various principals from all the Colleges of Education to refrain from sacking and
‘’preventing teacher trainees across the country as a result of owning feeding arrears.’’ TTAG last week gave government a two day ultimatum to pay all outstanding arrears of face their wrath. They also threatened tohit the street with a mammoth demonstration in demand of their arrears.
As statement issued by TTAG this week says if their demands are not met by Wednesday 30 December
2016, they will resort to make further demands through legitimate means
on campuses across the country till they receive their money.
Below is the full statement: Press Release From Teacher Trainees Association of
Ghana 27/11/2016 TTAG GOES RED FOR FEEDING GRANT ARREARS.
We members of the above mentioned
association would like to call on all teacher trainees and newly trained teachers across the country to wear RED ARM BAND from Monday 28th
November 2016 to lecture halls and classroom in demand of our feeding grants arrears which was announced by the vice president during a campaign tour at Fosu College of education in the central Region.
We are further making an APPEAL TO ALL PRINCIPALS OF COLLEGES OF
EDUCATION to refrain from sacking and preventing teacher trainees across the country from registration for end of semester examinations and feeding from the dinning halls as a
result of owing school fees which is as a results of these feeding grant arrears.
Failure to release the feeding
within the stipulated period of our ultimatum which elapsed on Friday 25th November 2016 has resulted in this action, furthermore if the monies
are not released to us in the colleges by Wednesday 30/11/2016 WE WOULD
RESORT TO MAKE FURTHER DEMANDS THROUGH OTHER LEGITIMATE MEANS
ON CAMPUSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TILL WE RECEIVE OUR MONEY.
And we would resist any attempt on our rights to demand for what is due us through any constitutionally mandated means.