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University Teachers Association begins indefinite strike over poor conditions of service

From today, Monday, August 2, 2021, UTAG will go on indefinite strike. The association has asked all of its members on all campuses nationally to withdraw their services and activities as a result of the awful working conditions they have been complaining about.

From today, Monday, August 2, 2021, the University Teachers Association of Ghana, or UTAG, will go on indefinite strike. The reason for their indefinite strike is because of terrible working conditions. According to a Citinewss report, UTAG issued a statement on July 30, 2021, instructing all of its members to support the strike.

As a result, the association has instructed all of its members on all campuses across the country to withdraw their services and refrain from participating in activities such as examinations, invigilation, examination script marking, and examination result processing.

According to reports, the group has been requesting that the government reinstate the service conditions that were agreed upon with the government in 2012. A lecturer's Basic plus Market Premium was set at $2,084.42 in the 2012 conditions of service. The current arrangement, according to UTAG, has decreased the basic premiums of its members to $997.84.

Still on the subject of schooling, The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, justified the government's decision to spend over 33 million Ghana cedis on previous questions for final year Senior High School pupils. 

According to him, the funds were utilized to purchase 568,755 examination papers in 2020. In a new interview with Citi News, he defended the government's choice in the face of widespread criticism.

For students in deprived schools, giving them access to previous examination questions and not just questions but questions and answers and the examiner’s report was important to them," said Dr Adutwum

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