The reason for the teachers’ strike is baseless – PTA


Regional Chairman of the Parent Teacher Association in the western region Mr. Isaac Cobbina has described the strike teacher unions and their members are embarking on as baseless and should be disregarded.

Speaking during an interview on Connect Fm the Regional Chairman of the Parent Teacher Association noted that in most of the teachers’ strikes like the cost of living allowance strike, the PTA supported them because everyone knows that times are hard.

“We have supported them in most of their strike including the demand for COLA because we all know times are hard in this country but this particular strike has no basis and we think they got it all wrong,” he indicated.

Mr. Isaac based his argument that the government has been given the power to appoint and to terminate and so innocent students should not be allowed to suffer the consequences of this impasse.

“The new Director General we are talking about here has been working at the pre-tertiary level for many years but these same teachers did not kick against him. He has now been appointed as the Director General and our children are suffering from that.He has a probation period as a new director, at least allow him to begin his work and measure his performance. If they have any reservations, they should discuss them with the government and not make our children suffer,” he added

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