Students of the Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) have demonstrated against the Nana Addo led government over its dragging of feet in addressing the demands of Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG).
TUTAG has been on strike as a result of poor conditions of service following the conversion of the Polytechnic to Technical Universities.
Students on Kumasi campus on Friday (25/10/19) wore red bands and T-shirts, chanting with war songs to show their displeasure against government inability to address their lecturers’ demands.
Speaking in an interview with Kingdom FM’s Antwi Boasiako, Ibrahim Huzaif, SRC Treasurer, said, they want the government to address the demands of the lecturers because they want to go back to the lecture halls.
“For three weeks, we have not been to the classroom, we want to go back to the classroom, so the government should meet their request”.
The students are also demanding that government settles all issues with labour unions under Technical Universities to curtail strike action by various labour unions very year in the technical universities.
“It seems every year, one of the labour unions goes on strike, we don’t understand, the government must address their concerns once and for all, we are feather up with strike action”
Ibrahim Huzaif called on the government to ensure that, all Technical universities and other universities are treated equally.
Mid-semester examination scheduled for this week remains uncertain.
With a few weeks left on the academic calendar, students are hopeful the semester period will be extended to enable them to complete the required courses.
By : Antwi Boasiako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdomfmonline.com / Ghana / 2019