The strike by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) is biting hard as two major public universities suspend end semester exams.
The University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have all suspended final exams due to the disruptions to the academic calendar caused by the UTAG strike.
At the University of Ghana, the Business and Executive Committee of the institution postponed all final exams of Level 100 and Level 400 students of the University.
In a communique signed by the Registrar of the School, Emelia Agyei-Mensah, the public university indicated that the resumption of the Level 200 and Level 300 batches for the second semester has also been adjourned.
“The University remains open for now, and academic activities will resume when services are restored”, the statement added.
At KNUST, school authorities say they have suspended the end of second-semester exams.
The school said the examinations originally scheduled to start August and end on August 20, have been suspended temporarily until further notice.
The statement added that a new date for the examinations would be released at the appropriate time.
UTAG began an indefinite strike from Monday, August 2, 2021.
In a communiqué on July 30, UTAG directed all its members to comply with the strike.
UTAG members on all campuses have been directed to withdraw teaching and other activities like examinations, invigilation, marking of examination scripts and the processing of examination results.
The Association has been asking the government to restore the conditions of service agreed upon with the government in 2012.
The 2012 conditions of service pegged the Basic plus Market Premium of a lecturer at $2,084.42.
UTAG has complained that the current arrangement has reduced its members’ basic premiums to $997.84.