Friday 8th November, 2019
Seth Danquah, GNA
8, GNA – Mr. Ekow Richardson, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Takoradi
Technical University (TTU) has confirmed that both administrative and academic
work have resumed in the university
following a directive by the National Labour Commission (NLC) on Thursday after
a meeting between the Association and the Commission.
He said lecturers
and students who hitherto left campus as a result of a strike action have
reported to school and are attending lectures in their numbers.
Mr. Ekow made this
known in an interview with the Ghana News Agency during a visit to the campus.
According to him,
measures have been put into place for
the extension of the academic calendar to make up for the contact hours lost
during the period the lecturers were on strike as indicated by the
Vice-Chancellors of Technical Universities in Ghana.
He therefore urged
students to prepare fully for the resumption of academic work and called on the
students who went home and have since not returned to report to the campus to
continue with their academic work.
It would be recalled
that members of TUTAG embarked on strike action on October 7, 2019, after
emoluments due them were not released despite a directive from the Ministry of
Finance to the Controller and Accountant General’s Department.
Universities Administrators Association of Ghana (TUSAAG) also joined the
industrial action, demanding full benefits of migration onto the public
universities’ salary structure.
continuous industrial action by TUTAG and the recent indefinite strike also
declared by the administrators brought technical education across the country
to a standstill.
Students in some of
the technical universities also held various protests to impress upon the
government to meet their lecturers’ demands and ensure that they return to
their classrooms to enable academic work to resume.
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