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UTAG Strike: UCC Students Support Imminent Closure of School

Some University of Cape Coast students have expressed their full support for the imminent closure of the school. This is as a result of the one-month strike action by the University Teacher’s Association of Ghana.

They have observed that the government, according to its posturing, is unconcerned about the situation, thus they support the school closure despite its effect on the academic calendar. According to GNA, the governing council of the university will meet on Thursday, February 10, 2020 to decide whether or not to close the school.

Their action is in accordance with the university statute, which states that after 21 days of academic inactivity, the university shall be closed down. 

Despite the fact that no order for closure has been issued, the University of Cape Coast is quickly becoming a ghost town as the majority of students have begun to return home. The majority of students support the institution’s closure since it is the only way for the government to hear the cries of their lecturers. 

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Meanwhile, on January 10, 2020, UTAG went on strike to protest what they describe “worsening condition of service.” The association wants government to implement the 2012 condition of service.

The University Student Association of Ghana has also warned to stage a demonstration if the situation still remains the same this week.

ENOCH TANDOH

Tandoh Enoch is a Social Media Manager, Website Developer and Designer, Blogger, Content Writer and an IT Consultant . He is a creator and editor at Urbannewsgh.com, an online digital platform focusing on Credible and Timely news in Ghana and worldwide.

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