Teacher Trainees at the Tamale College of Education in the Northern Region have called on the government to amicably resolve issues with their tutors to resume work.
The students now study in groups as the strike actions of the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) and the Colleges of Education Non-Teaching Staff Association of Ghana (CENTSAG) continue unabated.
The two labour unions declared the indefinite strike action to demand better conditions of service and compensation for all year-round work among other concerns.
However, the action of the labour unions in these few weeks has greatly affected teaching and learning at the various Colleges of Education across the nation.
The SRC President of the Tamale College of Education, Mr. Alhassan Sibdoo in an interview in Tamale greatly lamented the impact of the strike on teaching and learning in the school.
“We haven’t had classes for about two weeks now and you know when you don’t go for classes, learning doesn’t take place and so the strike is affecting us.
“Some of the courses we need the guidance of our tutors but this is the case they are not available and this will prevent us from finishing the various topics in the courses”, he added.
The SRC President therefore called on the government to ensure that the concerns of their tutors are resolved to enable them to come back to school and teach them.
Mr. Alhassan Sibdoo stated that students they have been forced to learn on their own and that they seriously need the attention of their tutors to be able to understand some aspects of the courses.
“We are pleading with our tutors to come back to school but this cannot be done if the government does not meet their needs so we are appealing to the government to listen to their concerns”, he appealed.