NUGS pleads with UTAG to call off strike

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has called on the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) to end their strike.

 

The University Teachers suspended their services last week over demands for government to pay their Book and Research Allowance.

Speaking to Citi News, the Presidents of NUGS, Mr.  Prosper Dzitse pleaded with lecturers to return to the classrooms because it will affect the re-opening of universities.

“Now Legon is re- opening and the fact is that most of these students are going to be idle if the lecturers are not back to the classroom because they [students] are there to be taught. This also means that resources will be wasted because if the lecturers come back and they agree that the academic calendar should be extended, it will result in additional investments that have to be made by the students because some of these expenses have not been planned for,” he said.

He added “again, we should not forget that when this happens students are forced to to learn under intense pressure which is not a good way to offer education. . At the end of the day this will greatly affect the system.”

Meanwhile, the NUGS President added that he has spoke to the Deputy Minister of education in-charge of Tertiary Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa  who assured them of government’s commitment to end the strik.

 “I have spoken the Deputy Minister and he has assured me that the Finance Ministry is working on getting them their money so they can come back to the lecture rooms.”

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