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Close Down All Public Universities Until UTAG Strike is Called Off – Eduwatch To Vice Chancellors

African Education Watch on 9th February,  2022 has issued a statement directing all Vice Chancellors in the various public universities in the country to close down the schools until until UTAG strikenis called off.

According to the organisation,  it has been 22 working days since members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) embarked on an industrial strike demanding enhanced conditions of service.

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The strike was declared on the 10th of January 2022. Majority of students on campus are freshmen who have not even been matriculated. These freshmen have had no academic direction since they
arrived in the universities to meet a university community without academic activity or supervision by their lecturers and counselors due to the strike.

African Education Watch has noted that their continuous stay on campus without academic activity has economic and social consequences on them and their families back home, as they continue to incur expenditure they otherwise wouldn’t have incurred if they were home.

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On the labour front, five weeks of industrial action is yet to achieve any significant progress in negotiating a settlement to the impasse.

“In view of the increasing social and economic cost of staying on campus
with no academic activity, the absence of academic direction for freshmen on campus, and the apparent lack of an imminent negotiated settlement of the impasse, it will be in the best interest of students; freshmen especially, and their families for the schools to be closed down”, the release said.

Per the explanations indicated above, the African Education Watch is hereby calling on the Vice Chancellors to close down all public universities until the UTAG strike is called off.

On Tuesday, a meeting between the Ministry of Education and UTAG and other stakeholders ended inconclusively and will continue on Thursday after the High Court ordered the National Labour Commission and UTAG to resort to an out of court settlement.

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Source: Honestynewgh.com

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