The Deputy Education Minister, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour has said that, the ministry have engaged teachers unions to negotiate with them to abort the ongoing strike action by them.
According to him, the education ministry has also put up measures to ensure that, the security of public school students both in the rural and urban areas are maintained.
He urged all parents to be at ease and not worry about the safety of their wards especially boarding students as they have issued some directives to cater for that.
He added that, the government will listen to the demands of the teachers and address them accordingly.
The Lawmaker for Assin South constituency also pleaded with the staff of most public educational institutions to call of the strike and go about their duties as the government is doing all it could to address their demands and offer solutions to them.
He stressed that, the government’s delay is not to disregard their demands but rather to gradually work on their cost of living allowance as it involves a negotiation that needs more time with stakeholders for proper implementation.
Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary of the National Labour Commission, Mr. Ofosu Asamoah has defended that, his office has not delayed on engaging government on teacher demands as perceived.
He also said that, the commission has communicated with government to start a 7 day negotiations to address the demands so teachers should call of the strike in the meantime.
Source: TodayGhanaMedia.com / Kwabena Akim
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