Government has confirmed migrating Tutors at the various Colleges of Education from the payroll of the Ghana Education Service to the Colleges of Education payroll.
The Tutors will from October this year start receiving certain allowances in view of the review of their categorization.
The tutors have been on strike for close to two weeks in demand of their migration following the upgrade of Teacher Training Colleges to Colleges of Education in 2004.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education, Francis Gbadago in an intervie with Accra-based Citi FM called on the Colleges of Education Tutors Association of Ghana( CETAG) to call off their strike following government’s response to their demands.
“Per this particular approval salaries, retention premium, and conversion difference are to be paid to eligible staff. This is supposed to start from October 2016. But the arrears to be paid is supposed to be paid from January this year.
“We have not yet concluded on the payment of the arrears mode, but then we are very much optimistic that that will also be in place very soon. On this particular note we appeal to the leaders of CETAG to call off their strike. There was a peaceful meeting yesterday between the Ministry of Education, and the leaders of CETAG and that was very successful. we believe strongly that as soon as the leadership of CETAG meet with their Council, they will be able to call off the strike and return to the classroom.
Meanwhile the President of CETAG, Prince Obeng Heman said the Association is yet to review their situation to be on strike.
“We received assurance from the Finance Ministry and I think the only heartwarming thing is the fact that it wasn’t just a vague assurance but it was backed by some document, he added.