At least eleven graduate teacher trainees were picked up by the police and are scheduled to be arraigned before court today.
The teachers, who are mainly 2016, 2017 and 2018 batches of various Colleges of Education, stormed the GES headquarters on Monday to demand postings, but were unlucky to be arrested by the Accra Police for unlawful assembly.
In a Press release by the party and signed by Deputy National Youth Organizer, Eric Edem Agbana slammed the Police for what it described as the “unprofessional and irresponsible conduct” demanding for a total withdrawal of all charges leveled against the graduate teachers.
''The NDC condemns in no uncertain terms, the unprofessional and irresponsible conduct of the Ghana Police Service and demands for a total withdrawal of all charges leveled against these young graduate teachers whose only crime is to demand from their government what is due them''.
''The National Democratic Congress has noted with grave concern, the barbaric brutalization of some Unemployed Trained Teachers who gathered at the premises of the Ministry of Education on Monday, 13th January 2020 to demand postings from government''.
''We take a very dim view of this latest incident. We are extremely appalled and disgusted by the dehumanizing treatment that these innocent Trained Teachers, who have successfully graduated from various Colleges of Education, passed their tortuous licensure examination and have duly undergone the one year mandatory National Service, are being subjected to, by the insensitive Akufo-Addo government'', the statement read.
Kennedy Agyei, President of the Unposted Graduate trained teachers has been speaking to Nana Ampratwum on Omanbapa SHOW with regards to their schedule in court.
''The Ministry of Education accepted there was an oversight in allocation of our index numbers as 2017 instead of 2018 when they met with our leaders and assured us they may sort us out with payment within a week or we would be involved in the next postings since the government released monies for only 2018 batch...the next posting list was released but our names were still not included''
''So luckily, we gathered to meet with the Minister of Education himself for the second time on the issue and shockingly what came out from the Minister was that as a Dentist by qualification he had been able to secure job in Education Sector and so as teachers we should also go out there in search of other disciplines''
''Infact we felt the pain in the Minister's message to us and so we left we no hope...So we received notifications on our phones on the 10 January 2020 from the GES to submit all documents at the headquarters on our issues only to this development''
Last modified on Wednesday, 15 January 2020