Students of the Accra Technical University have attributed their poor preparations towards their end of the first-semester examination to the strike action earlier carried out by the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG).
According to a section of the students the strike has caused them to spend a lot of time at home where studying has become difficult following distraction leading to a lack of concentration.
“ The strike has really affected us because it is not easy for me to Learn at home because I used to learn at school and because the strike is on I couldn’t learn at home and my preparations towards the exams is slow and very bad, I can’t learn,” one of the student said.
TUTAG declared an indefinite strike on January 6, 2020, in protest of the non-payment of allowances due its members following the conversion of polytechnics to technical universities.
Though the National Labour Commission (NLC) has directed the striking teachers back to work, the effects of the strike action have manifested on the students.
The student appealed to the government to help curb the issue
“I think the government should put measures in place that this thing won’t happen to the next generation,” another student said.
By: Erica Adwoa Yeboah Adjei and Afriyie Animah Akua | universnewsroom