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We Cannot Sit Down For You To Treat Us This Way- Teacher Unions Sends A Strong Warning To Government Over Salary Increment

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We Cannot Sit Down For You To Treat Us This Way- Teacher Unions Sends A Strong Warning To Government Over Salary Increment

Teacher unions demanded a twenty to twenty-five percent pay raise, while the government insists on a one-and-a-half percent raise. A series of meetings between the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC), representatives from the Ministry of Finance, and trade unions have been held since December.

Teacher unions have made it clear to the government that anything less than a 20% raise would not be accepted.

It was mentioned in the news that a self-proclaimed Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Finance announced that due to the financial pressures imposed by COVID-19, there would be no wage increases for three years.
This comment prompted the Coalition of Concern Teachers (CCT) to issue a press release expressing their frustration with the situation. An individual claiming to be a technical advisor to the Ministry of Finance, which is representing the government in the negotiations, made such a remark.

The Coalition of Concern Teachers (CCT) has called on the Ministry of Finance to distance itself from such statements and issue an unequivocal apology to well-intentioned Ghanaians.

Teachers conclude that the self-proclaimed Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Finance’s remark will have an effect on the ongoing talks, and that the government will possibly treat labor unions unfairly.

Other labor unions have also expressed their dissatisfaction with the technical advisor to the Ministry of Finance’s comment. They have stated that they are monitoring the situation. The Ministry of Jobs and Labour Relations has been told by labor unions that they will not be able to regulate their representatives when they go on strike.

The government has imposed a number of taxes in the country, resulting in higher prices for products while public sector workers’ salaries remain unchanged.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

 

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GES Goes On It Knees, Beg Parents To Forgive Them For Rescheduling Reopening Date For SHS

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GES Goes On It Knees, Beg Parents To Forgive Them For Rescheduling Reopening Date For SHS

Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Education Service, Cassandra Twum Ampofo has rendered an unqualified apology to parents and stakeholders for the Institution’s inability to communicate on time changes made in the reopening dates of form 3 Senior High School students.

“We at the GES want to render an unqualified apology to the parents and students, our key stakeholder the teachers and the general public for communicating to them late. We acknowledge the shortfall on our part and we are deeply sorry and…going forward, this won’t happen again,” she stated.

“We admit that we have no justification to have communicated the decision to them late…whatever decision it was, whatever reason whether good or bad should have been told to the parents…that is unfortunate and that is why we are apologizing,” she said, in an interview with JoyNews’ Evans Mensah.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Former KNUST Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Evans-Anfom Is Confirmed Dead

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KNUSTconnect.Com has gathered from reliable sources confirms that, former KNUST Vice-Chancellor is Dr. Evans-Anfom dead.

KNUSTconnect.Com has gathered from reliable sources confirms that, former KNUST Vice-Chancellor is Dr. Evans-Anfom dead.

He was the first to introduce “Matriculation” into the university entry ceremonies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Dr Evans-Anfom was a former vice-chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) from 1967 to 19 73 and chaired many national committees and boards.

He was credited with inventing university matriculation events, which he implemented during his tenure at KNUST.

The celebrated surgeon, who was born on October 7, 1919, was the father of four children.

Evans-Anfom, FGA, OSG was KNUST’s second vice-chancellor from 1967 to 1973.

Awards and honours of Dr Evans Anfom

  • 1934: Listed on the Honour Board of the Salem School, Osu
  • 1968: Elected president of the Ghana Medical Association
  • 1971: Elected Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1974: Honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Hon. D.Sc.), University of Salford
  • 1996: Honorary doctorate degree in literature (honoris causa) Hon. D.Litt. by the Akrofi Christaller Institute, Akropong Akuapim
  • 1983-1998: Chairman of the Inter-Church and Ecumenical Relations Committee of Ghana
  • 2003: Awarded honorary Doctor of Science degree (D.Sc.) by the KNUST
  • 2006: Decorated with the Order of the Star of Ghana

Source: www.KNUSTconnect.Com

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Nalerigu Nursing Training Students Heavily Scammed By BTF Flash Investment

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Nalerigu Nursing Training Students Heavily Scammed By BTF Flash Investment

Information reaching the News Desk of GhanaCNN indicates that some students at the Nareligu Nursing Training College in the Northern part of Ghana have been heavily scammed by a said Ponzi scheme.

Nalerigu is the largest town in the East Mamprusi Municipal Assembly in the North East Region of Ghana and well known for its nursing training college.

The source further shared that students numbering over 100 were scammed after they joined the new Ponzi scheme that goes by the name BTF Flash Investment.

A level 100 student at the college who broke the news to our correspondent, Abdul Salifu Salam further disclosed that some students have even fallen sick as a result of the scam since they used their money meant for upkeep in the said online ponzi.

It could be recalled that the Economic and Organized Crime Unit were in the news after they released a press statement warning Ghanaians to desist from joining such schemes.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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