The leadership of the University Teachers Association of Ghana, UTAG, says its members have fully complied with a directive to return to the lecture halls after the 6 weeks strike to demand better conditions of service.
Speaking to Citi News, the National Secretary of UTAG, Dr. Asare Asante-Annor, said they are hopeful a scheduled meeting with their employer this week will yield the needed result.
“On February 26, 2022, we issued a directive to all our members, that is the 15 public universities that NEC has suspended the strike. Our members have complied and have returned to the lecture hall. While lectures are ongoing till March 4, 2022, we will be in negotiations with our employers. We met last Thursday, we would meet again this Wednesday and Thursday. Hopefully, before Friday, something good will come out of the meetings.”
There are indications UTAG may resume the strike after Friday, March 4, 2022, if the government does not heed to their demands.
Students who have been hit by the strike, have called on ggovernment to find a permanent solution to the problem.
Despite the resumption of academic activities, some students are worried their lecturers may return to the strike if their demands are not met.
Meanwhile, several public universities have voted against the suspension of the strike in a referendum by members on the NEC’s decision to suspend the strike.