Professor Kwaku Mawutor, member of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has made a bold claim on live Tv today about who he thinks is the Only president that have policies that were enticing enough to get people into the classroom. According to him, former President ,John Agyekum Kuffour is the only President in the Fourth republic that introduced polices that enticed people to go to classrooms.
The secretary of the University Teachers Association of Ghana, Professor Gyampo has dropped more details about Professor Adei's link with the current government of Nana Addo and the NPP. According to him, Prof Adei has worked for this government in several fields and he has also served on several boards as well.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana popular known as UTAG has threatened to embark on the second phase of their just ended strike if government refuse to respond to their demands quickly. In an exclusive interview with the President Dr Samuel Bert Boadi-Kusi, UCC UTAG Chapter said that they called off their earlier strike in March because they came into a Memoranda of Understanding with the government to pay them book and research allowance by September, 2022.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has been on strike for about seven weeks following their demand to improve their teaching condition. The strike has made a lot of students stranded on various campus and did not know what to do academically. Following a press released by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) executives has it that, the association is suspending its strike till March 4th, 2022 to discuss on their working conditions.
Ghanaians are perplexed as to why some laws are enacted without their knowledge to benefit a select group of civil servants. Ghana Civil And Local Government Staff Association of Ghana is organizing protests around the country over the payment of a neutrality allowance that they are requesting (CLOGSAG).
Professor Gyampo has made a bold statement to send a straight message to the members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). At the moment, the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has taken it upon themselves to fight for better conditions of service for themselves.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana embarked on a strike action when universities opened in January. According to the lecturers, some package promised them were never given and this called for their strike. Late last month the lecturers decided to go back to the lecture rooms after giving government 2 weeks to arrive at an amicable situation.
According to Professor Ransford Gyampo, the Secretary of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UG-UTAG), all political appointees' wages should be slashed by 30 percent. Prof. Gyampo said he could not believe that the salaries had been lowered because of the lavish lives of some appointees, especially during the current economic hardships.
UTAG and other University Teacher unions have decided to embark on a nationwide strike effective the 13th. of October 2022. This is on the back of the failure of the government to meet its part of the negotiations that ensued in previous months. As we all know, UTAG has embarked on strike two times now beginning in the later part of last year and earlier this year.
The government of Ghana has described as retrogressive, a vote by the University of Ghana chapter of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) against the suspension of their strike. After a vote by members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana, University of Ghana(UG) chapter to accept or reject the suspension of the strike by the association’s National Executive Committee, the UG voted massively against the decision to suspend the strike.
The secretary of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) who doubles as a lecturer at the political science department of the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo, has finally given his verdict on the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU)'s prediction. According to him, "Rather than laughing and tickling ourselves that at this charge this political party is likely to win or this political party is likely to loose, and knowing well that you cannot hold on very well that with your predictions you can't hold on seriously to it even to the possibility of things changing, I believe that we should go that far and from now till 2024 so many things are likely to happen.
Professor Solomon Nunoo, the National President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has expressed strong displeasure of sly remarks that tend to suggest that the industrial action by the teachers is motivated and inspired by politics - to cause disaffection for the government. He says it is unfortunate for anybody to say or remotely associate their strike to push for better conditions of service for the university teachers with politics.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana has declared that their lecturers will not be returning back to the classroom today, Monday, February 21,202. Speaking on the United Television on Friday 19th February 2022,professor Ransford Gyampo, General Secretary for UTAG said there will be no teaching on Monday on any university campus in the county.
Lecturers would return to classrooms despite votes to reject suspension of strike – Professor Nunoo.
The National President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Professor Solomon Nunoo, says academic activities will still commence despite the rejection of the suspension of the ongoing strike by some UTAG chapters. According to the National President, the ongoing yes or no votes at the various campuses would not change the suspension of the strike action.
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. This was disclosed by the National secretary for UTAG, Dr. Asare Asante after a meeting which involved both parties on Friday, March 4th 2022.
Prof. Solomon Nunoo, National President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), said the Association has planned a meeting with its members to discuss the possibility of resuming work. Prof. Solomon Nunoo said in an interview that the administration has not done enough in terms of discussions, despite appeals from the Education Committee in Parliament and the public for professors to resume academic activities.
The National President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Professor Solomon Nunoo, has said that the ongoing referendum at various campuses would not change the suspension of the strike action. According to him, lecturers would resume academic activities despite the ongoing votes by various campuses to reject suspension of strike action.
Please follow me to get access to all my newly published articles. The recent circulating news that has undoubtedly sparked massive stir, debates and arguments across all social media platforms was when the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) finally suspended their most anticipated strike action which has been in effect over the past 40 days.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has been on industrial action since January 10, 2022, over what it describes as the government’s failure to implement some agreed conditions of service. After a crunch meeting of the National Executive Committee held on Monday 21st February, Secretary to the University of Ghana Chapter of UTAG, Prof. Ransford Gyampo, communicated the decision of the leadership to suspend the over three weeks old industrial action for two weeks to allow for negotiations to commence.
Upon the economic hardship in the country and the decision of the government to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has warned that it will not tolerate any conditionalities from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), that will disadvantage its members.