Drama Unfolded at the Opening Ceremony of the 22nd Annual General Assembly of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana held at the St Ambrose College of Education in Dorma Akwamu in the Brong Ahafo Region,between the President of the Coalition of Concerned Teachers King Ali Awudu,and the The Minister of State-designate in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah .
Prof. Yankah ,who was representing the Education Minister Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh,delivered his speech before the arrival of the executives of the Coalition of Concerned Teachers,led by its National President,King Ali.
During the Delivery of a Fraternal Message by The President of the Coalition of Concerned Teachers,he emphasized on issues pertaining to the salary arrears of Teachers,Tier 2 Pension Scheme ,Free SHS among up others.
King Ali reminded the Deputy Minister of their manifesto promise which stated clearly the restoration of the Teacher Trainees allowances in their first Hundred days which the party ended up pushing it to September 2017.
King Ali explained that Politicians after Promising Trainees ,will later laugh at them for confusing them because the politicians do not understand what they themselves said which made the Teacher trainee believe them so much.
He later reminded government of the existence of the Coalition of Concerned Teachers whose main responsibility is to champion the welfare of Teachers.
In response to King Alli’s allegations,the deputy Education Minister explained to the trainees that he was appointed just about two weeks ago and so should be given sometime to settle.
He also told the Trainees not to listen to the ‘chanting words’ of the President of the Coalition of Concerned Teachers,describing it as ‘Inciting’.
King Ali responded to the statement made by the Education Minister that he is not inciting the trainees but rather telling them the Truth and that it was time politicians respect teachers and stop giving them bigger promises.