University Teachers Association of Ghana goes on 2-week strike break

University Teachers Association of Ghana goes on 2-week strike break

  • Members of UTAG have announced that they are suspending their strike following an emergency meeting
  • The group indicated that it had considered a number of things before coming to this conclusion
  • UTAG has been on a 7-week-long strike following misunderstandings between the teaching body and government

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Members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) following an emergency meeting, on Monday, February 21, decided to suspend its seven-week-old strike.

According to a press release issued and sighted by YEN.com.gh on 3news.com, UTAG’s National Executive Committee made some considerations before finally coming to the decision.

They said considerations included interventions from eminent leaders like former President John Agyekum Kufuor, who is the Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), and Sir Sam Jonah, the Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC).

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At the meeting, the National Executive Committee asked the body to heed to the advice of the respected Ghanaian personalities, the Select Committee on Education and the court ruling to suspend their strike action up until March 4, 2022, to engage with the ruling government.

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The latest decision will have to be voted on by the entire membership as per Article 5, Sections 1-4, of the bye-laws of UTAG.

By the statement, the hierarchy of the teaching body is calling on its members to take note of the update and act accordingly.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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