University Teachers embark on indefinite strike today, Monday 18 September

University Teachers embark on indefinite strike today, Monday 18 September

YEN.com.gh has learnt that lecturers who are members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) will embark on a strike action starting Monday, 18th September, 2017.

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The recent strike action is reportedly to protest the directive forcing the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), to step aside.

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The nationwide strike action by UTAG is supposedly to stand with member of UTAG-UEW who took a similar stand since July 2017.

University Teachers embark on indefinite strike today, Monday 18 Septem

University Teachers embark on indefinite strike today, Monday 18 Septem

Vice Chancellor of UEW, Professor Mawutor Avokeh was asked to step down from his positions pending investigations into allegations brought against him and the governing council of UEW.

The plaintiff in the case held that the University’s Council’s mandate had expired in November 2013.

His case added that the Education Ministry failed to constitute a new Governing Council for the university, and rather allowed and permitted the defunct Governing Council which had no mandate whatsoever to continue the functions of a properly constituted Governing Council as if same had been properly constituted.

University Teachers embark on indefinite strike today, Monday 18 Septem

University Teachers embark on indefinite strike today, Monday 18 Septem

However, the decision by a Winneba High Court has been called “menace of unwanted interference in University education” by the President of UTAG, Harry Agbanu.

"The court in its pronouncement asked that the man should step aside until the governing council is formed so the governing council has the right to vary the decision of the court and this is the case that the governing council is not doing that and that same governing council has written to withdraw the case from the court so where do we go?"

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