Authorities at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have shut down its basic schools, as the strike by senior staff in state-run universities intensifies.
The University Community and the general public were notified in a communique sighted by dailymailgh.com which read: “Following the declaration of industrial action by the Senior Stoff Association-Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG), I write on behalf of the Registrar to inform the University Community and the general public that the KNUST Basic Schools is
being closed down, effective, 21st July 2022, until further notice.”
The document was signed on July 20, by Margaret Dzisi (MRS), a Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs) at the KNUST.
Dailymailgh.com is also learning that administrative and academic activities have slowed down significantly in other universities across the country.
The protest by members of the Senior Staff Association is to reinforce their demand for improved conditions of service and payment of outstanding ‘Tier-Two’ contributions of its retired members.
The association had indicated that its members will still be on strike despite government’s agreement to pay a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA).
“We have met with the Ministries of Education and Labour. We are also supposed to sign some agreements with them but when we got there it looked as if because of some emergencies, we couldn’t sign the agreements, so we had to come home”, said Isaac Donkor, the National President of SSA-UoG
“We agreed on five things and the parties involved had to sign, when we got there the Ministers were not available. We are not going to call off the strike, but we are going to suspend it if our members are okay with the terms,” he added.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH