The leadership of the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana CETAG, has called off its 28-day mandatory annual leave.
All teachers in the 46 public Colleges of Education who are members of CETAG proceeded on leave from September 1 and were expected to return on October 10.
The decision which had been described by the Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF) as a strike in disguise comes as a result of the Association demanding their full conditions of service and other compensatory packages.
Fifteen days after the Association proceeded on leave, CETAG has announced that it will resume work on Monday, September 19. According to the National President, Prince Obeng Himah, in a statement, the new development is to prevent the academic calendar from any distortion.
“The Leadership of the Association has broadly consulted with our legal team, considered the formal appeal by the leadership of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) and that of the general public, seen PRINCOF’s resolve to take steps to compensate tutors for engaging in the all-year-round academic work and the goodwill CETAG has enjoyed from the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC).
“We have equally considered the need to salvage the academic calendar from imminent distortion. As a result, we hereby direct members to end our 10-working day old leave hitherto, on Friday, September 16, 2022, travel back to our respective campuses within the weekend and resume academic work on Monday, September 19, 2022,” portions of the statement read.
CETAG, however, has propagated that further engagements with PRINCOF and other stakeholders will carry on while it resume work.