Education Minister Promises To Get UTAG Back To Class

The Minister for Education, Hon. Yaw Osei Adutwum has pledged to resolve the standing concerns of the members of the University Teachers Association (UTAG) and get them back into the classrooms.

Speaking at a presser yesterday, the Minister reiterated his commitment to the plights of teachers and assured of continuing engagements with the university teachers.

“Unfortunately our University lecturers are on strike but we will continue to engage them as to how best we can get them back. As the Minister for Education, I have said that I am a chief advocate for teachers and professors, and when we find ourselves in this place, I do everything possible formally and informally, front door and back door to make sure that we come to some resolution. As we did the last time so it will happen this time around”, he confidently said but failed to relay how to do it.

The UTAG remains adamant to call off the 4-weeks old strike despite all efforts by the National Labour Commission (NLC) which says the strike is unconstitutional.

The UTAG is striking over poor conditions of Service and says won’t call the strike off until their concerns are addressed.

Meanwhile, the 13 public universities risk being shut down.

Source: Fuseini

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