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27.08.2006 General News

NAGRAT’s ultimatum to government is uncalled for- Deputy Mnister

By JFM
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A Deputy Minister for Education, Science and Sports Minister, Angelina Baiden Amisah has described as uncalled for, the ultimatum issued by the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT).

NAGRAT has threatened to embark on a strike action on the first of September if government fails meet its demands for improved conditions of service.

But Mrs. Baiden Amisah is blaming NAGRAT for the delay in addressing the concerns contained in their memorandum to government.

The graduate teachers are also demanding an increase in invigilation fees but Mrs. Baiden Amisah says the ministry is not in the position to meet that demand.

She said,“they were saying that the invigilation fee which is given to them is not enough.

What happened is that WAEC agreed that on an amount and Ministry of Education agreed to top 10,000 cedis for each paper and they were requesting for more".

"We are not in a financial position to pay for what they were requesting for. What we paid last year is what we are going to top up. As for that one, they would be without any problems".

"I don't see an ultimatum here. Why should they give us an ultimatum? They need to be in our shoes to feel the pressure here”.

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