The Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) will today begin a nationwide strike over the supposed amendment of sections of the 2016 Act that establishes Technical Universities in the country.
There has been an impasse between the Teachers association and the education minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh over attempts to amend portions of Act 922 which established the Technical Universities.
The amendment bill which is currently before Parliament seeks to grant power to the National Council for Technical Education to perform functions which generally fall within the purview of the Governing Councils, the Academic Boards and the Principal Officers of Universities in Ghana.
Takoradi TUTAG President ,Peter Awini Seidu disclosed to Empire News that both teaching and non teaching staff are demoralized by the actions of Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh hence the decision to embark on the strike.
Meanwhile, the Association is in Court to challenge the minister over attempts to amend portions of the technical universities act.