The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has told its members to withdraw all teaching and related activities on the various university campuses starting from today Monday, August 2.
Members have been advised to stay off teaching, invigilating examinations, marking students’ examination scripts and processing their results until further notice.
A statement issued by the NEC, and jointly signed by Professor Charles Marfo, the UTAG National President, and Dr Eric K. K. Abavare, the National Secretary, said members on the various campuses ought to comply with this directive.
The decision to embark on an industrial strike, according to the NEC, was borne out of the government’s refusal to heed calls by the Association to improve the worsening conditions of service of the university teachers.
It said the Association was not happy at the way the authorities had been dragging their feet on negotiations concerning the welfare of the teachers. This follows earlier threats to embark on a strike action if the government had not attended to their needs before the start of August.