Government will meet Vice Chancellors of all public Universities in the country on Thursday to resolve the impasse between it[government] and the University of Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).
UTAG declared a nationwide strike about a month ago over the non-payment of their book and research allowance.
A similar demand by the Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana(POTAG) led to an industrial action for three months.
POTAG however called off the strike on Tuesday after government resolved to pay their book and research allowance for the 2013/2014 academic year.
Speaking to Citi News, Deputy Education Minister in charge of Tertiary, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said the leadership of UTAG has also been invited to the meeting to address all outstanding issues and convince them to also call off their strike.
“What we have resolved to do now as government is that we will meet with Vice Chancellors Ghana[VCG] in the afternoon. UTAG executives are also expected to meet with government. We are dedicating the whole of the day to resolve the matter,” the Minister stated.
Mr. Okudzeto noted that the Education Ministry is doing everything possible to engage major stakeholders in the educational sector.
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana