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UTAG calls Off Nationwide strike

The University Teachers Association of Ghana has called off it’s nationwide strike action which begun Monday to fight a court order instructing the vice chancellor of UEW to step aside.

The association in a press release described the UEW issue as an attack on the academic freedom of all public universities in the country and directed all members to withdraw their services in solidarity with the UTAG-UEW.

A National Executive member and vice chairman of the KNUST branch of the University teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Professor Charles Marfo who confirmed the development on an Accra based radio station disclosed that the decision was an outcome of a meeting between the leadership of UTAG in the various universities and their Vice Chancellors.

He explained that the Vice Chancellors of the various universities have promised to take over the matter and find an amicable solution to the issue.

”We have been told by the Vice Chancellors that the matter is on their agenda in their next university councils meeting on October 4th and they promised to solve the issue,” he revealed.

According to him, the vice chancellors who are the heads of the university management conceded that they have for a while showed no interest in the case of the UEW Vice Chancellor, after the association pointed it out to them as one of the reasons for Monday’s strike action.

”In conclusion, we decided to embark on a strike action to register our displeasure at the treatment meted out to our member and our bosses after a meeting and hearing our demands have promised to solve the problem for us,” he said.



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