Over ten thousand 10,000 unupgraded have threatened strike action over the failure of Ghana education services (Ges) to put them on their rightful ranks after they have completed their course.
Educegh.com has sighted a group calling itself a coalition of unupgraded teachers threatening their major employers that is the Ghana education services and ministry of to upgrade them to their rightful ranks or they lay down their tools.
During their interview with Citi TV, the group said they are over ten thousand Teachers who have completed their course for one to five years now and are still in the service but the Ghana education services and the ministry of education has refused to upgrade them to their respective ranks.
One of the leaders of the coalition of unupgraded teachers in the Ashanti region by the name Michael Opoku stated clearly that their major stakeholders are the Ghana education services and the ministry of education and fair wages and salaries commission is very much aware that they are qualified to be upgraded but have intentionally refused to upgrade them.
They are therefore calling on their major stakeholders to upgrade them or they use industrial actions to drive home their demands.
“We speak with pain and passion to tell GES, our immediate employers that they must try their maximum best to put us on our rightful scale, if not, there is no way we can stand this. We have to lay our tools down. As we all know, if two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. In this case, our children are going to suffer because it will be nationwide. We have some of the teachers affected in the northern part of Ghana, some in Volta Region, some in Central Region- I mean everywhere in Ghana. We are numbering over ten thousand”. They said as quoted by Citi news