The newly formed Tertiary Education Workers Union of Ghana has petitioned the Minister of Education to intervene in what they described as injustice going on in public universities.
The group further wants the registrar of the University for Development Studies, Tamale branch, to be called to order, accusing him of acting contrary to rules that govern the institution.
The registrar according to the group is inviting non-members of the group to represent it at the university Council’s meeting, a situation they oppose vehemently.
They are therefore calling on the Minister of Education, Yaw Osei Adutwum, and the University Council to as a matter of urgency bring the registrar to order.
Addressing the press, Mr Hermas Abaah Akolgo, local chairman of TEWG, Umat, said, “We want to bring to the attention of the Education Minister, to intervene in some injustices ongoing in the public universities. This press conference is about the collective interest of the union. Council and management should take reasonable steps to activate the process of getting the registrar to order for the interest of the community before issues get escalated. This is not the first time the registrar of UDS allocates such authority to himself”.