- UTAG is set to commence an indefinite strike from today, Monday, August 2, 2021
- The strike is due to poor conditions of service they have constantly been complaining about
- The association has directed all of its members on all campuses nationwide to withdraw their services and activities
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The University Teachers Association of Ghana, UTAG, is set to commence an indefinite strike from today, Monday, August 2, 2021.
The purpose of their indefinite strike action is due to poor conditions of service.
According to a report filed by Citinewss, UTAG directed all its members to comply with the strike per a communique released on July 30, 2021.
The association has therefore directed all of its members on all campuses nationwide to withdraw their services and not partake in activities like examinations, invigilation, marking of examination scripts, and processing of examination results.
Since 2012, the association has reportedly been asking the government to restore the conditions of service agreed upon with the government in 2012.
The 2012 conditions of service pegged the Basic plus Market Premium of a lecturer at $2,084.42.
UTAG has complained that the current arrangement has reduced its members’ basic premiums to $997.84.
Still on education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education has defended the government's decision to spend over 33 million Ghana cedis to buy past questions for final year Senior High School students.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that he made the revelation whilst speaking on the floor of parliament.
He stated that the money was used to buy 568,755 examination papers in 2020. In a new interview with Citi News, he defended the decision of the government following severe blowback from the citizenry.
He said that the decision was necessary for people living in disadvantaged areas.
“For students in deprived schools, giving them access to previous examination questions and not just questions but questions and answers and the examiner’s report was important to them," said Dr Adutwum per a Citi News report, he said.
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