The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) says it has resolved it issues with the government after their latest negotiations with the government.
Students of public universities may therefore be relieved as classroom activities are expected to be fully resume in the next few days ahead.
UTAG says after a successful deliberations with government for almost two months of their strike.
“What we can say for now is that, we have resolved the situation that we find ourselves in with our employer. So, as we speak, we have been able to settle our differences now. We have moved on”, National Secretary of UTAG, Dr. Asare Asante Annor told to to Citi News.
UTAG have since been demanding for better conditions of service for it members which was agreed on in 2012.
Meanwhile National Executive Committee (NEC) of UTAG gave the government until March 4, 2022, to finalize negotiations. This led to the suspension of the strike.
But majority of universities rejected the decision to suspend the strike despite the agreement.
However, after meeting with the government to finalize everything, the leadership of UTAG says it is hopeful government will fulfil its promise.
“We want to take this opportunity to thank the General UTAG members for their support. We also hope that, with the intervention from the President that there will be a lasting solution to the impasse, he is going to see through it”, Dr. Asare Asante Annor appealed.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had assured the government is determined to find satisfactory solutions to UTAG’s demands.
“The government is determined to find a satisfactory solution to this impasse and ensure that the academic calendar is not substantially derailed. The best form of negotiation is that both parties of the dispute exhibit good faith within the context of what is affordable and equitable. I continue to hope the government will help bring this impasse to an end so that the education of our young people can resume in solemnity.”
Academic activities have been affected negatively, but students and lecturers will do their best to make sure everything is back to normality.
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