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Teachers strike and negotiation update

UTAG to suspend strike after govt renews breakdown in negotiations

Teachers strike and negotiation update

African Editors sources have confirmed that the striking teacher unions will from Saturday March 30, 2024 02:00 PM commence negotiation for the following allowances:

1. GHC3,000 Continous Professional Development Allowance instead of GHC1,200
2. At least 20% of Base Pay for Deprived Area Allowance.
3. Utility Subsidy Allowance.
4. Rent Allowance.
5. Transport Allowance.

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It is important to anchor the point that the National Labour Commission has secured an interim injunction to compel the striking teachers to resume work pending negotiation.

Update on tablets for Free SHS students:

Meanwhile, African Editors sources have also confirmed the following facts about the tablets to be shared with our Free SHS students:

1. A total of 1.3m tablets is currently available in stock to ensure every student gets 1.

2. The tablets have a hybrid power system , electric charging and solar system to ensure that all period round it can be used.

3. The tablets can be used both online and offline.

4. The tablets can support SIM cards and operate on an android 12 operating system. It comes with hardware components that supports it use.

5. All tablets are programmed with offline textbooks , lesson notes, past questions and other research materials to make learning easy.

6. All tablets have lesson videos and can connect to online learning platforms and lessons . You can’t miss any topic with it .

7. In the case of missing tablet, all tablet would be insured, each tablet has a tracking software. The tablet can be disenabled in case it is not found.

8. We have set up 24/7 online and in person support, 216 district KATCare partner shops to provide support to all our customers. Gov’t also creating support through PwDs to be trained and assigned to beneficiary schools to provide support, with mobile solar kiosk.

9. Each student will keep his/her tablet throughout the period of study. Upon completion, the tablet must be returned to the schools , they are properties of the school.

10. Screen size

10.1″inch; RAM 4GB; Storage 128GB; Battery capacity is 3.7V / 8000mAH lasting 7-8hrs; Each tablet has a pre-installed Learning Mgt System (LMS). The platform is available both online and offline. All current approved contents by NaCCA have been uploaded on the platform.

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