The National Executive Council of Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana ( TTAG ) has resolved to embark on a Demonstration openly to register its displeasure towards the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service for the failure to directly employ Newly Trained Teachers for the 2018/2019 academic year.
According to a statement issued by the National Secretariat of the Association,the leadership of the Association has exhausted all possible avenues in ensuring that the government does the needful by employing the 2018 batch of Newly Trained Teachers but they have proven futile.
“In view of this, we are calling on all Newly Trained Teachers to converge at Obra Sport at Kwame Nkrumah Circle on Wednesday , 7th November, 2018 at exactly 8:00am to begin the peaceful protest through the Adabraka Police Station road to the Accra Hearts of Oak Park where a petition would be presented to the Office of Vice President.” It said.
The statement further indicated that all continuing students who would not be able to join the protest are expected to put on red arm bands to lectures on Wednesday.
Mentees are also directed to abandone classes on the said day in solidarity with Newly Trained Teachers who have been denied direct employment by the government.
The Trainees also called on the Media and the General Public for their support in this time of struggle and frustration.