The Ministry of Education later Wednesday will meet with the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) on their decision to resume strike after negotiation with the government over better conditions of service proved futile.
The meeting scheduled for 3 pm comes after the Teachers Association in a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh said its members effective October 8, 2021, should resume the suspension of teaching and related activities.
“National Executive Committee of UTAG has decided that if the Employer’s (government) position remains unchanged by Friday, October 8 2021, members should resume the suspension of teaching and related activities,” UTAG stated.
But, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, Mr Kwasi Kwarteng following the deadline to resume the strike has said the government this afternoon will be meet UTAG for further negotiations to address their concerns.
“This afternoon government and Ministry of Education (MoE) will be meeting UTAG at 3 pm for further negotiations. We are hopeful that there will be a resolution by the end of this meeting,” the spokesman said on social media.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) Monday, August 2, 2021, asked its members to suspend teaching, invigilation and other related teaching activities on campus as it begins an indefinite strike.
All campuses of the University Association of Ghana were directed to withdraw all teaching and related activities including examination, invigilation, marking of examination scripts, processing of examination results.
However, on August 22, 2021, It instructed its members on various university campuses to suspend the nationwide industrial action and to return to work as it continues to engage the Government of Ghana (GoG).