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The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has assured unposted graduate teachers from Colleges of Education who were alleged to have picketed at the Ghana Education Service headquarters after they received an SMS message alerting them, to report to the Ghana Education Service headquarters to complete processes leading to their postings.
Unfortunately for the unposted graduate teachers, officials from the Ghana Education Service denied sending out such messages and advised the graduates to return home. However, the graduates numbering about 200 who were so determined to hear something good from the officials refused to go until the police came in to chase them away leading to the arrest of about 19 persons.
Information gathered from the News Desk of the Colleges of Education Weekly Journal indicates that, the 19 graduates that were arrested were sent to the Greater Accra Regional Police Command. But for the timely intervention of the leadership of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) led by Mr. Thomas Musah, General Secretary, the situation would have been worst for the arrested graduates.
Mr. Thomas Musah and his National Officers at GNAT headquarters, provided accommodation to about 200 stranded graduates who lodged at the refurbished GNAT hostel for close to 4 days.
In addition, the News Desk gathered that, the leadership of GNAT secured bail for the 19 arrested graduates on Monday night and also provided lawyers to assist them in court.
Fortunately for the 19 arrested graduates, there was no show at the Adjabeng court on Wednesday, 15th January 2019. It is yet to be known when they will be invited to appear at the court.
In an exclusive interview with the News Desk of the Colleges of Education Weekly Journal, the General Secretary of GNAT, Mr. Thomas Musah stated that “I appreciate the concerns of the unposted graduates. However, I wish to urge them to be patient with their actions. We are engaging the Ghana Education Service and the Ministry of Education to see how best we can resolve their postings”.