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UHAS students stranded; as lecturers join UTAG Strike

By: KALD|MyKuulFMonline| Sept., 18, 2017
Some stranded students at the Uhas campus

Some lecturers at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) in the Volta Regional capital, Ho have suspended  lectures on Monday in support of the strike action declared by the national leadership of  University Teachers Association of Ghana UTAG.

Students who were transported to the university’s main campus at Sokode-Lokoe Monday morning had to be returned after they were informed of the cancellation of their lectures as a result of the strike action, which is in solidarity with the UTAG local chapter at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).

However, not all the lecturers have heeded to the strike as  check at revealed that, some other lecturers went ahead to teach in the lecture halls.

Some of the affected students, speaking to, expressed surprise at the strike action, as they are unaware of the basis for such an action.

“The bus conveyed us to the permanent campus; we got there and we had the information that lecturers are on strike and we don’t know the cause of the strike. So we just have to come back but it’s very frustrating,” a second year student lamented.

Meanwhile, Professor Francis Zotor, local chairman of UTAG at the university, said the chapter is in support strike action, which is in defense of academic freedom in the country.

He said the situation at the UEW, where the Vice Chancellor has been asked to step aside, because of the parochial interest of some individuals, was a threat to academia and called on all stakeholders to rise up against such tendencies.



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