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We’ll advise ourselves – UTAG warns ‘adamant’ gov’t as more strike looms






The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) says it will be forced to withdraw its members from the various classrooms if the government does not fulfil its part of the memorandum signed some weeks ago.

The Government and UTAG signed a memorandum of understanding that ended their strike and it was expected that the government within a month after they called off their strike will attend to their demands.

The resolutions reached that convinced the teachers to go back to the classroom including:



  1. That both parties (Government and UTAG) agree that there is a need to get back to the negotiating table from the week beginning Monday, August 23, 2021.
  2. That a road for negotiation, as agreed at previous consultative meetings between the parties, which imposes a one-month mandatory period beginning 23rd August 2021 for negotiations, shall be signed by both parties;
  3. That whilst the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations in conjunction with the NLC is taking steps to discontinue all legal processes against UTAG, UTAG will also take steps to suspend the ongoing strike action;
  4. That government acknowledges the need to improve the working conditions of University Teachers and shall treat this will all the seriousness it deserves.

But UTAG in its latest statement has indicated that government hasn’t shown any form of commitment to their plight as University teachers and although the grace period has elapsed, the government has not been able to provide anything concrete.

The teachers complained about the winning interest in teaching by their students who seek greener pastures in industry and elsewhere rather than teaching.




Source: 2021


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