Ranking Member of Parliament Education Committee, Peter Nortsu Kotoe has expressed concern following the arrest of some members of the coalition of newly trained teachers by the police, after staging a protest at the Ghana Education Service headquarters to demand their postings.
The teachers said to be from the 2016, 2017 and 2018 batches of graduates from various teacher training institutions were at the GES headquarters on Monday morning [January 13] to demand postings.
They had earlier on Friday, January 10, picketed at the GES to demand their postings.
But the GES last Friday said financial clearance had been given to only the 2018 batch and that they would be posted soon.
Peter Nortsu intimated that the police shouldn’t have arrested the teachers despite their claims of false permit.
“It is rather unfortunate about the way the police acted. If the information was not true, I think the best would have been to inform them that no, that information was fake so we are sorry that information has led you to come to this place. But to ask the police to come and arrest them and harass them I think that one is too far. The police should not have done that”
He advised that the issues of these teachers be looked at rather than arresting them.
“I wish the police discharge them. It is not their fault they are there because they had an information and they just have to look at the matter very carefully and allow them to go home instead of detaining them and charging them to court over that issue.”
Meanwhile, the nineteen graduate teacher trainees who were arrested for unlawful picketing at the Ghana Education Service (GES) headquarters will be arraigned before the court on Wednesday, 15th January 2020.
By: Nana Adwoa Wiafe-Akenten | universnewsroom