There’s no need to resume teaching when another strike is in the offing-UG-UTAG

The University of Ghana chapter of the University Teachers Association of Ghana has resolved not to comply with the Business and Executive Committee’s schedule for teaching and learning.

The chapter in a statement said the decision not to resume teaching and learning is in anticipation of the ratification of the UTAG-National Executive Committee’s decision to suspend the industrial action upon by UTAG since 10th January 2022.

Signed by Prof Ransford E.V. Gyampo, Secretary UG-UTAG, the statement said the majority of schools have rejected the directive by UTAG for lecturers to call off their strike action, hence there was no need for them to go back to the classroom.

“Secondly, given the trust deficit between UTAG and government, members indicated their preference to see the outcome of the talks/engagement (not negotiations) initiated by the government to resolve the impasse (which is expected to end on March 4, 2022), before they return to the classroom”.

Read the full statement below

Outcome of Emergency Meeting of UG-UTAG on 27th February, 2022

 Dear Registrar,
An emergency meeting was called to discuss your release communicating the University’s Business and Executive Committee’s decision for teaching and academic work to commence on Monday 28th February 2022, in anticipation of the ratification of the UTAG-National Executive Committee’s decision to suspend the industrial action upon by UTAG since 10th January 2022.

After extensive deliberations, they directed me to bring to your attention, their inability to comply with the decision of the Business and Executive Committee for the resumption of teaching on Monday 28th February 2022. This was based on the following reasons:

First, the UTAG-National Executive Committee’s decision to suspend the strike, has been rejected by majority of members of public universities in Ghana, and it will not be prudent to commence teaching for few days, only to resume the strike again, given the toll this may likely impose on students and parents.

Secondly, given the trust deficit between UTAG and government, members indicated their preference to see the outcome of the talks/engagement (not negotiations) initiated by the government to resolve the impasse (which is expected to end on March 4, 2022), before they return to the classroom.

Kindly be notified accordingly.

Thank you.

Prof Ransford E.V. Gyampo, Secretary UG-UTAG

By: Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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