13, January 2017
The meeting between Teachers Trade Unionists, members of Government and Stake holders in the education sector resumes today following a nine hour deliberation on Thursday January 12, 2017 at the North West Governors office.
The Director of Cabinet at the Prime Minister’s Office, Paul Goghomu Mingo has said that the teachers should demonstrate a sense of patriotism and responsibility. He observed that the wish is for children to go back to school and cover up for time wasted. Mr Goghomu reiterated that Government is already doing something to solve the problems raised by teachers in the English sub system of education citing the deployment of over 100 teachers to the North West and South West regions in secondary schools and the President’s decree on the creation of 1000 jobs for bilingual teachers.
The deliberation took hours and a huge crowd at the governor’s office waited for the ‘white smoke’ in vein. The ad hoc committee went point after point and later went on break by 5pm. It was only after 8pm that the meeting was adjourned.
Trade Union leaders maintained that the strike will continue even after adoption of resolutions unless the President of the Republic decrees them. The meeting was later adjourned by 8pm after 8 of the 18 points had been scrutinized. A trade Union leader said “The strike will only be lifted by the Consortium after clear deliberations and at a press conference when it becomes necessary.”