The National Executive Committee (NEC) of University Teachers Association of Ghana on Monday, February 21,2022 met at University of Professional Studies.
The meeting was to evaluate and discuss the ongoing strike actions engaged by members of the teaching body at large.
According to a report by Metro Tv, UTAG leadership is divided on calling off strike or not.
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Dr. Samuel Nkumbaan (President, UTAG – UG) who’s a member of the National Executive Committee in speaking to Joy News tonight said
“I think all the government is saying we should be placed on a priority basis. I don’t think they see tertiary education as a priority.”
P Dr Samuel Nkumbaan also made it known that the association has filed a stay of execution [on the Court order to lecturers to return to work] but the application is yet to be heard.
This (though not confirmed can with any official communique) shows that UTAG is not returning back to lecture halls until their demands are met by the government.
Even before the scheduled meeting, the president of the University Teachers Association of Ghana spoke with Metropolitan TV and made it known clearly that, until their demands are met duly by the government, there are no plans of retuning back to their usual work .
He however said there will be series of meetings from their side to discuss efforts made by bodies in trying to convince them to call off their strike especially that of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education.
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Video credit: Metro Tv Ghana