TERTIARY EDUCATION IN GHANA HEADING TOWARDS DANGER!
The National Union of Ghana Students on 5th December, 2022 held a National Executive Council Meeting to consider the current state of strike actions in our various Tertiary Institutions and with grave concern, the Union want to state that:
1. The continuous inability of the Ministry of Education to resolve the issues with the striking unions is fueling a growing unrest and frustration of students and the entire Educational system.
2. Currently, there are 5 Educational workers unions across all public Universities and all Colleges of Education who are on strike.
3. The consequence of these mass strike actions is devastating with major academic and administrative activities such as teaching, marking, transcript release, admission processes, graduation processes affected. Tertiary education in Ghana has almost been brought to a halt.
4. Even more disheartening is the impact on private Universities who are affiliated to various public Universities now unable to graduate students due to striking actions in the mentoring public universities who are to facilitate these processes.
5. The Ministry of Education and all other stakeholders must act with urgency to find an amicable resolution to the issues to prevent further disruption to the academic and educational structures.
6. Once again, we want to state clearly that the frustration and unrest is real and managers of the educational sector must at least be concerned about the damaging impact of these strike actions on the future of our country.
7. The Union will continue to engage various stakeholders in our bid to help solve this impasse.
Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo President
NATIONAL SECRETARIAT Bright Aboagye Gyasi Secretary for Press