Teachers taking part in the Common Core Programme(CCP) currently underway at the Sunyani Technical University(STU) in Sunyani in the Bono region have boycotted the exercise.
The 696 teachers drawn from all the districts in the Bono, Ahafo and Bono East regions refused to report to their classrooms on Tuesday
The decision not to continue with the training is as a result of what they describe as attempts by authorities to short-change them.
According to them, management’s decision to pay them GHC200 for the entire duration as transport expenses smack of disrespect.
They wondered why their colleagues who attended a similar workshop last year took over GHC500 after the training.
When we got here this morning, there was a collective decision to boycott the workshop over what we see to be an attempt to deprive us of what is duly ours. We have met with the three Regional Directors but it looks like there is no headway and so we are outside waiting to see if there will be a change in the decision”