UTAG following a 10-day interlocutory injunction secured by the National Labour Commission (NLC) has been asked to suspend the ongoing strike action that has led to the postponement of two universities final examinations.
The Court injunction which came after the University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology announced the postponement of final examinations has directed all members of UTAG to resume work.
“It is hereby ordered that the respondent [University Teachers Association of Ghana] by itself, its executives, officers, members, agents, servants, etc., are restrained from continuing with the current industrial action,” the court said.
But, the University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Friday in a separate statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh said the conduct of the end of the second-semester exams has been suspended.
The University of Ghana (UG) in its release said the university will remain open but academic activities will continue after the government addresses the concerns of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).
Management of the Kumasi-based Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) also said a new date for the conduct of the final examinations will be communicated to students and staff at a later date.
Members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) are on a nationwide strike after their negotiation with the government over the university teachers’ conditions of service including research allowances failed.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of UTAG following the unsuccessful meeting on August 2, 2021, informed members to withdraw all teaching and related activities including marking of examination scripts.