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UTAG strike: UG postpones Second semester exams

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The University of Ghana has postponed its second-semester examinations for levels 100 and 400 students due to the ongoing strike by members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana.

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A statement by the university added that the resumption of the Level 200 and Level 300 batches for the Second Semester, 2020/2021 has been adjourned. The statement concluded by stating that academic activities will resume when services are restored.

UTAG on Monday, August 2, began an indefinite strike over poor conditions of service. In a communiqué on July 30, UTAG directed all its members to comply with the strike.

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UTAG members on all campuses are to withdraw teaching and other activities like examinations, invigilation, marking of examination scripts and the processing of examination results

The association has been asking the government to restore the conditions of service agreed upon with the government in 2012.

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The President of UTAG on Monday warned the government that unless their conditions of service are improved they will not call off their indefinite strike.

Speaking on the Morning Starr on Monday, Professor Charles Marfo said the salaries of lecturers in public universities across the country have dwindled over the years with the government failing to restore them to what they agreed with the government in 2012.

The 2012 conditions of service pegged the Basic plus Market Premium of a lecturer at $2,084.42.

But according to Professor Marfo, the current arrangement has reduced its members’ basic premiums to $997.84.

He added that the entry-level salary of a lecturer is less than Ghc 2000 while a professor earns less than Ghc 5000 monthly.

Source: Ghana/


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