The majority of lecturers of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) chapter of UTAG, have voted against the suspension of the University Teachers’ Association of Ghana strike as directed by the National Executive Committee (NEC).
In the referendum, out of a total of 1,186 voters, 654 voted against the suspension, while 211 voted for the motion.
The University Teachers’ Association of Ghana in a quest to honor the court’s order, Vice-Chancellors pleas, the education committee of Parliament amongst other relevant bodies, temporarily suspended its almost 7 weeks old strike.
The suspension decision was arrived at a National Executive Meeting to give the government until March 4, 2022, to finalise negotiations concerning their working conditions.
While that is ongoing, all the 15 public universities in the country are to vote for or against the suspension of the strike.
The University of Education Winneba (UEW), The University of Ghana (UG), University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) have so far voted against the suspension.
Despite the disparity in the voting by members, several universities have already announced the resumption of academic activities.