The Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG-National) has noted with much concern and interest, the protracted industrial strike by the University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (UTAG) which enters its third consecutive week.
The Association would like to make the following statements concerning the UTAG strike action
- We wish to passionately appeal to the government to as a matter of urgency, take immediate steps to meet the demands of UTAG to enable academic work to resume. If the strike continues, by statute, public universities would be compelled to shut down after 21 days of non-academic work.
The negative impact of this impasse between government and the striking lecturers will not be felt by either of the parties involved as much as our members; our research works have come to a standstill, tutorials and lectures have come to a halt, academic work, in general, is in limbo, delaying the professional progress of our members.
- While we plead with the government to expedite steps to call off the strike action, we humbly appeal on UTAG to consider the plights of our members and resume work since it has the potential of affecting the academic calendar of the universities
- We would also, through this medium encourage all university students and researchers to stay calm, continue to learn, and do all that is required of them, as GRASAG in collaboration with all other student associations continue to advocate for the rights of students.
- It is the hope of GRASAG that government will respond swiftly to the resolution of this feud for academic work to be restored as soon as possible.
GRASAG President – Heartwill Selasi Tamekloe