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By: Abdul-Rahman Musah
Presbyterian College of Education Secretariat (SRC body) have been on the news over the week as a result of the ongoing strike between tutors of colleges of education and the government. It could be said that, the SRC body is not happy on how things are going which is still dragging government and CETAG’s duel into an unending solution.
On the 26th November, 2018 the SRC secretariat of the college issued a press statement to drum their grievances to the government concerning how the indefinite strike has affected them. Speaking to the SRC President of the school, Frank Odame Frimpong he told cedinews that, the security issues of the school is very weak. He explained that since the tutors are on strike although the SRC body is trying hard to salvage the situation, students have befriended the entrance and have made it a point to go out of the school. He quizzes, will the government blame the students if something happens to them as a result of the governments adamant nature to listen and bring back their tutors to class? They demonstrated the following day to attract media attention for the government to quickly as possible solve the impasse and bring back their tutors.
Is your college closed? He clarified to Cedinews that, it is not the Administration which mandated the student body to leave campus rather the SRC secretariat went into unison to make a decision for the students to leave campus on an exeat basis. We didn’t force them to leave campus, the exeat given them was on an optional basis. We took this decision as a result of the high rate of indiscipline and insecurity in the school which is getting out of hand. He added that, they as SRC body have no authority to close down the school. They left with an exeat! He stressed.
Questioning him on when those who have left campus will be coming, he said they will join the school if the impasse is settled. I want to tell you and the general public that, PCE administration hasn’t been closed down, administration is still working.