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UTAG suspends ‘ineffective’ strike over UEW saga

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The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has suspended its largely ineffective strike after less than 12 hours, following the intervention of Vice Chancellors Ghana (VCG). The strike was in protest of the court ruling which directed the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), to step aside temporarily. It was solidarity with some members of UTAG-UEW, who had already laid ...

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UTAG embarks on indefinite strike today

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Members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), will today [Monday], embark on an indefinite nationwide strike to protest over a court ruling which directed the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), to step aside temporarily. The strike is in solidarity with the UTAG-UEW, whose members have already laid down their tools since July 2017. UTAG views the court’s directive ...

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UTAG to strike on Sept.18 in solidarity with UEW

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Members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) nationwide, will embark on a strike on September 18 2017, in protest against a court ruling which directed the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), to step aside temporarily. This strike is in solidarity with the UTAG-UEW, whose members have already laid down their tools since July 2017. The National Executive Committee ...

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Graduates stage demo to demand governing councils

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About seventy graduates from the various technical universities in the country today [Tuesday], took to the streets of Accra in a protest to demand the immediate constitution of governing councils for their respective institutions. Spokesperson for the graduates, Alfred Kumah Brown said the absence of governing councils is hampering the smooth running of technical universities. He said students who have ...

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16-member University of Ghana Council inaugurated

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A 16-member Council for the University of Ghana has been inaugurated to govern the affairs of the school. The Council, which will be chaired by Prof. Yaw Twumasi was inaugurated today at the University of Ghana by the Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh. A letter signed by the Office of the President and signed by the Chief of ...

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UEW crisis: Court ruling attack on academic freedom – UTAG

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The University Teachers Association (UTAG) has described the court decision ordering the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba and Finance Officer to step aside as an attack on academic freedom. According to the Association, their members at the UEW campus who are currently on strike are being forced to work under what it described as “court imposed management.” ...

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UEW UTAG divided over strike against court ruling

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Members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) at the University of Education, Winneba, are divided over the recent strike declared by their president. According to some of the lecturers, their President, Dr. Samuel Ofori Bekoe, did not consult them before declaring the strike. This was triggered by last Friday’s court ruling which directed the Vice Chancellor to step aside ...

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We’re under pressure over absence of governing council – UG Registrar

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The management of the University of Ghana is under pressure from lecturers and other workers at the school over the absence of a governing council. Almost 40 professorial appointments at the University of Ghana are on hold due to the failure of government to constitute a governing council for the University. According to the Registrar and Secretary to the Council ...

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Constitute Councils for Universities or face our wrath – UTAG

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The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has given government a two-week ultimatum to constitute Councils of the various universities in the country or face their wrath. Even though some councils were constituted few months before the change in government, they have all been dissolved. The National President of UTAG, Harry Agbanu, said the situation has left universities in a ...

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Gov’t provides GHc55m for book, research allowance

Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, Minister of Education

A provision of GH¢55 million has been made in the 2017 budget for the payment of book and research allowances of lecturers of public universities, the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, has revealed. In addition, plans are in place for the establishment of a research fund to enhance academic research in the various universities. “Government will pay book and ...

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