Home Education Update: Court charges the 19 arrested graduate teacher trainees

Update: Court charges the 19 arrested graduate teacher trainees

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The Nineteen graduate teacher trainees who were arrested on Monday, 13th January 2020 for unlawful picketing at the Ghana Education Service (GES) headquarters were today, 27th January, 2019 called to court to continue their proceedings.

The court proceeding was held at the Agyabeng Court, Agbogloshie in Accra. In the proceedings, the 19 arrested graduate trained teachers were charged with unlawful assembly, and offensive conduct which they all pleaded not guilty.

Their case had been adjourned to Wednesday, 29th January 2020.

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The graduate teacher trainees from 2016, 2017 and 2018 batches of various Colleges of Education, were at the GES headquarters to demand postings.

But a Deputy Public Relations Official (PRO) for the Coalition of Unposted Trained Teachers, Wilberforce Appiah in a Citi News interview said they only acted on the message that invited them to the GES head office.

Unfortunately, 19 of them were arrested by the Ministry Police for unlawful picketing.