Following a three week stalemate between two technical university associations and the government, the Vice-Chancellors of Technical Universities have reiterated the call for the aggrieved groups to return to the negotiation table for amicable settlement with the government.
Technical University Teachers Association (TUTAG) and Technical Universities Administrators Association of Ghana (TUAAG) have who embarked on strike since October 7, demanding improved conditions of service, as well as the release of staff audit report conducted by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE).
Despite calls from the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof Kwesi Yankah to the striking workers to call off the industrial action lecture, the groups remain adamant, accusing the Education Ministry of offering excuses.
But in a statement signed by Rev. Prof. John F. Eshun, Chairman, Vice-Chancellors of Technical Universities of Ghana (VCTU-G), the Vice Chancellors have called for a truce, urging them to resume work while negotiations continue with the government.
“VCTU-G observed with worry the effect of the strike action on students and the academic calendar on technical universities. VCTU-G, therefore appeals to the staff associations to resume work while negotiations continue with the government to address the concerns” it said.
The Vice Chancellors also appealed to the government to urgently expedite actions in resolving issues raised by the staff association to ensure that industrial harmony returns to the technical university campuses.
By ADR Daily Newsdesk