Chairman of the Greater Accra branch of the Technical Universities Teachers Association of Ghana, Dr. Ibrahim Zubairu has stated that the mother body is ready to have the National Council of Tertiary Education (NCTE) audit staff of eight technical universities in the country.
The NTCE today announced that as part of moves to migrate technical university lecturers onto the conditions of service for public universities, it would audit all staff of the eight technical universities in the country to check if they meet us with the standards.
The NCTE has since informed the National Labour Commission about the audit,and has reached an understanding with the Ministry of Employment and Labour to conduct the audit between October 3 and October 14, 2018 for all the eight technical universities.
NCTE’s exercise follows the recent sit-down strike by the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) over the government’s delay in migrating them onto the conditions of services of Public universities in Ghana.
TUTAG suspended its 2-weeks sit down strike on September 27, 2018 after the NCTE met one of the conditions of providing the association with the scheme schedule for the staff audit to migrate them onto the public university salary scale.
Although some reports suggested that the planned exercise had created fear and anxiety among some staff of these technical universities, Dr. Zubairu said he was confident that teaching and non-teaching staff of the technical universities will meet the requirements.
In an interview with UniversNews, Dr. Zubairu, who is at the Accra Technical University said his colleagues had filled the form given them by the NTCE and had submitted it to the school’s Human Resource office.
“We don’t have a problem with them to do the staff audit. We actually want them to do it. Those of us teaching here [technical universities] went to the same universities as those in the public universities. They were our mates. Some of us even got first classes and they couldn’t get but they are there and we are here. So let them do it we are waiting for them”