The Universities in Ghana will shutdown 21 days following the University Teachers Association of Ghana UTAG strike to deal with the bone of contention which is at hand.
UTAG declared a strike on 2nd August which was as a result of the poor services government provides for University Teachers and also failure of government to restore salary levels since 2012.
The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) have pleaded with UTAG to call off strike and return to the lecture halls as students are the victims in the strike.
The NUGS believes that Teachers can be in the lecture halls imparting knowledge while negotiating for better conditions of service.
However, the study body hopes that their request will be granted to enable students continue with their learning.
“Students have been greatly affected by the strike action as they cannot write their examinations as well as pursue other studies outside since they would need their transcripts to do so”, the General secretary of NUGS, Julius Kwame Anthony said in an interview with Daily Graphic.
According to Mr. Anthony the turn of events is so unfortunate and that lecturers if do not return to the lecture halls after 21 days of the strike, the Universities will shutdown.