UTAG Strike: Eduwatch Calls For Closure Universities

Africa Education Watch (Eduwatch), an independent education policy research and advocacy organization have called on Vice-Chancellors to close down universities, twenty-two (22) days after public university teachers declared an industrial action for better conditions of service.

In a statement released, Eduwatch noted that students’ continued stay on campus has both economic and social consequences for them and their families back home, “as they continue to incur expenditure” with no academic activity because the majority of students are freshmen who have not matriculated and have no academic direction as a result of the strike.

“Their continuous stay on campus without academic activity has economic and social consequences on them and their families back home, as they continue to incur expenditure they otherwise wouldn’t have incurred if they were home”, the education think tank said.

Eduwatch wants the schools to be shut-down till the grievances of the teachers are resolved.

Read The Full Statement.

Source: Fuseini

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