University Teachers Pooh-Pooh Pleas to call off Strike

Striking Technical University Teacher’s Association of Ghana (TUTAG) have rubbished pleas by the Ministry of Education for its members to go back to the classroom from the nationwide industrial action.

TUTAG declared a strike on Monday over unpaid allowances and demands for improved conditions of services.

The Education Ministry claimed it had provided every other necessary service to the lecturers to improve their conditions of service, but the association has dismissed this assertion, saying its members have yet to receive the emoluments for university lecturers since the upgrade of eight polytechnics to universities status a few years ago.

In an interview on Citi FMTUTAG President, Dr. Solomon Keelson said the Ministry of Education had demonstrated no interest to address their grievances.

 “Let’s take it this way; you are going to migrate somebody and you have a road map… We have not met to discuss what we are going to do. Remember that this thing started some time ago and for that matter, everybody involved knows what to do and so if it is now that fair wages is going to look for allowances to come and pay, then we are sorry. When will they look at that?” he stated. The association has vowed to continue downing their tools till their demands are met.

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