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29.11.2011 General News

Coalition of Concern Teachers in UWR warn colleagues to stay away from propaganda

By GNA
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Wa, Nov. 29, GNA – The Coalition of Concern Teachers in the Upper West Region have disassociated themselves from a press conference held by another group of teachers praising the National Democratic Congress (NDC) “for changing teachers life for the better”

The group known as “Face the Facts” held the press conference a couple of weeks ago and raised a number of issues including teachers experiencing uninterrupted and quantum leaps in their salaries since the NDC government took over power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2008.

Mr Khalid Mohammed Suadique, Spokesperson for the Coalition of Concern Teachers in the Region in a statement disassociated members from the issues raised by Face the Facts, explaining that “those concerns were never the true reflection of the realities faced by teachers”.

“The assertions are not the facts but rather fictitious lies and sheer propaganda that cannot be substantiated,” the statement said, and labeled their colleagues as NDC propagandists group of teachers.

It said more than 200 professional teachers who completed Colleges of Education in the Upper West Region last year had not been paid their actual salary for the past 15 months and questioned “whether teachers should be happy…”?

On the alleged brutalities meted out to teachers by the NPP administration the group noted that teachers recently witnessed merciless brutalities especially in Kumasi and Accra for embarking on demonstrations to press home their demands regarding their migration unto the Single Spine Salary Structure.

The statement advised government to be proactive in dealing with educational issues since most government policies on education had often been dillydallied.

GNA

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