- The Coalition of Private School Teachers,have threatened to boycott the December 7 polls if government does not reopen schools
- They have given the government an ultimatum to open the schools latest by September 22
- They found it strange that the reopening of open-air drinking bars, was chosen over children going back to school
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A pressure group calling itself the Coalition of Private School Teachers, Ghana (CPST-GH) has vowed to boycott the December 7 polls if schools do not reopen fully by September 22.
According to these private school teachers, they have not received any salary unlike their colleagues in the public schools since schools were closed down due to COVID-19.
In a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh issued and signed by the National President of the coalition, Nana Kwame Duodu, said most teachers in the private sector have been without salary for the past six months.
He added that some of their members had died due to poverty and an inability to pay for medical care due to their not being paid at the end of the month.
According to them, they feel neglected, as the government has exempted them from the reprieves offered in the stimulus package.
“The stimulus packages given did not reach private school teachers and we have all been left to our fate,” they lamented.
They, however, found it strange that the reopening of open-air drinking bars, was chosen over children going back to school
In other news, some Junior High Schools (JHS) teachers have stated that they would be more pleased if the government replaced their hot meals with money.
Although they welcomed the government’s one hot meal initiative for pupils and staff announced by President Akufo-Addo in his 15th COVID-19 address to the nation, they claim cash would be better.
Mavis Adjei, a teacher in a public basic school said some teachers were on diet and would not benefit from the meals and appealed to the government to consider replacing the hot meal for teachers and staff of basic schools with money.
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