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According to report, Professor Ransford Yaw Gyampo, incoming Secretary of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), University of Ghana Chapter has commended Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Education Minister, Dr. Osei Yaw Adutwum for the high-level maturity exhibited in ensuring that UTAG members suspend their strike.
UTAG has been on strike for about weeks demanding the implementation of a 2012 Single Spine package, which put entry-level lecturers on a salary of $2,084.
Several weeks of being on strike and refusing to call off, which landed in court, the teachers finally agreed to return to the negotiation table by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government to suspend the strike action.
Gyampo stated that “Thankfully level headed leaders like the Vice President and the Minister of Education were humane enough in empathizing with our poor conditions of service and demonstrated palpable commitment towards bringing a finality to the impasse.”