The Government has been accused by The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) of not taking seriously their concerns which can lead to an unspecified strike claimed by the association members.
Last Wednesday, an indefinite strike was announced by UTAG over the book and research allowance payment concern.
Samuel Atintonu, Deputy General Secretary of UTAG has told Media that the decision of the strike was made due to the inability of the Government to replay their demands which have been offered since February this year.
He explained that we needed The Ministry of Finance to start the process of collecting data from various institutions. The executive secretary of the NCTE would write to various universities to ask them to start to prepare the list of candidates.
Meanwhile on Thursday, the Ministry of Education has claimed to initiate the process of payment of book and research allowances.
It has also requested the Auditor General to audit the statements of the various recipient institutions, the minister of education added.
However Mr. Atintonu has restrained a possible replay from the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry of education.
Merely a letter is not enough, he asserted. We are having a year 2014/2015 end in this situation and we can’t want to start another year like this in difficulties, he said.
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