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A letter copied to the Ghana Police Service, educational stakeholders and the media by one pressure group, Teachers and Trainees Advocacy (TTA); championing the cause of education, has appealed to the Ghana Police Service to “TEMPER JUSTICE WITH MERCY”, on the arrest of some newly trained teachers who embarked on a picketing at the premises of the Ghana Education Service, demanding for their posting.
The one page letter reads:
The leadership of the Teachers and Trainees Advocacy Team have read news stories on various websites concerning the arrest of some newly trained teachers who embarked on a picketting spree at the Ghana Education Service premises yesterday.
The Leadership is well aware of the negligence on the part of the group called the “unposted newly trained teachers ” to have not informed the Ghana Police Service of their intention to embark on that picketing and failing to adhere to the instructions of the Police upon their arrival at the scene.
We humbly appeal to the Ghana Police Service to as a matter of due process, release the arrested prospective teachers for the dust to settle as the leaders of TTA makes arrangement to engage the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to ensure that such Newly Trained Teachers receive their postings.
TTA also appeals to the Ghana Education Service to truncate the court processes against the aforementioned group for their unlawfull entry at the premises yesterday. We sincerely apologise for their action and calls for cool heads as we pledge not to repeat such incidences that have been happening over the years.
We are also admonishing all the NewlyTrained Teachers who are suffering this fate to calm down in the heat of this hiccups because we are well aware of the angst they are passing through at the moment and we assure them that all challenges will be resolved in due time.