National president of the Technical University Teachers Association Of Ghana(TUTAG), Dr. Solomon Keelson has attributed the absence of teachers in some classrooms to the short notice issued by the National labour commission (NLC) for teachers to return to work.
“NLC has made it difficult for us and if they agree that we meet today, all our people will be present and it will be easy for us. Just like how we called off the strike after 28th meeting, “Dr.Keelson said.
According to Dr.Solomon Keelson, the allocated time for the scheduled meetings with the National Labour Commission(NLC) did not give them enough time to mobilize their members to come to a consensus on the decision of the NLC.
“As we speak now, go to all the campus and you will see teachers around supervising final year students who are writing project and research works”.
Speaking to Univers news, he said teachers are on campus supervising and making curriculum for the academic calendar denying all allegations of absence from work.
“If anyone thinks we are not working just because we have withdrawn teaching, invigilations and marking of examinations, then the person does not appreciate what is done at the university.”
The Greater Accra Regional Chapter of the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana on Monday, January 13, 2020, called off their strike action stating that they would not take into consideration the stance of their national executives.
The national executives, together with the branch executives of the Ashanti region and Northern region indicated that their strike was still in full force regardless of the action or decision taken by the Greater Regional branch of the association.
By: Tabitha Aidoo | universnewsroom