Fellow Countrymen, Nananom of the various Traditional Councils in the Bono East Region, ” it is prudent to point at the house where once a brave man lived ” – Napoleon Hill.It is on this note that we the leadership of the Tertiary Education lnstitutions Network of NDC- TEIN is making a clarion call to all and sundry to disregard the contents of a press release purported to have come from Mr. Addo Donkor Everson, Bono East NPP Regional Communication Director, falsely claiming that Tutors of Colleges of Education are poised to give President Akuffo Addo Second Term to govern our beloved country Ghana.
Considering the Statute of Colleges of Education of Ghana per Educational Act 778 of 2008 which migrated the then Teacher Training Colleges into Diploma Awarding Institution and for that matter giving it a Tertiary Status, came with the establishment of the National Teaching Council,National Council for Tertiary Education and the National Curriculum Council and Assessment.
The issue of BOOK AND RESEARCH ALLOWANCE for Tertiary Institutions was undergoing review to give it a meaningful value.After series of meetings with government and stakeholders ,it was resolved that the The National Research Fund should should be established so as to cater for funding of research works of Tertiary Teachers rather than the peanuts that the current government is giving to Tertiary Institutions in the name of Book and Research Allowance.
The Research Fund proposed by the NDC Government of John Mahama would have benefited the College of Education Tutors far better than the peanuts given across board called Book and Research Allowance since the Research Fund would have been accessed dependent on the researcher’s project cost.
It is worth noticing that the John Mahama led administration performed far better in terms developing Teacher Education than the NPP.
The NDC added eight(8) additional Colleges of Education which includes Al-Faruq College of Education ,Wenchi were Mr.Addo Donkor Everson is employed as a Tutor. lf he is enjoying peanuts as Book and Research Allowance the n he has to thank H.E. John Mahama for establishing a College where he has been employed but not to do cheap and populist propaganda with Book and Research Allowance.
Fellow Countrymen ,the College Tutor is poised to vote against the Nana Addo led NPP Government massively for the following reasons:
1. Non Payment of Market Premium
2. Non Payment of Category 2 & 3 Allowances
3. Non Payment of November and March Salaries to some Tutors.
All these albatrosses hang around the neck of the NPP so how does a College Tutor be” poised to give Akuffo Addo Second Term of governance”?
On these explanations ,we would like to make it loud and clear that there is nothing like longstanding battle on Book and Research Allowance between the previous government and CETAG as claim by Mr.Everson.
Colleges of EducationTutors are poised to vote against the NPP rather than giving Nana Addo another term.
REGIONAL TEIN COORDINATOR