In Ghana, Public universities are at risk of a mass shutdown as the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) strike enters its third consecutive week.
By statutes, public universities must be closed down after 21 days of non-academic work.
UTAG resolved to continue its strike unabated, despite the National Labour Commission (NLC)’s declaration of the industrial action as illegal.
That resolution was reached after the 15-member campuses of the Association held independent emergency meetings during which each of them expressed their disagreement with the directive.
Prof. Ransford Gyampoh is Secretary of the University Teachers Association of Ghana