UTAG suspends threat to strike over payment of Book and Research Allowances

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has given government up till the end of September to complete the payment of last academic year’s Book and Research Allowances.

Members of UTAG threatened to withdraw their services on Monday, September 14 if the government failed to show commitment to pay the Allowances due them two months ago, by the latest.

“UTAG would like to inform the public and all stakeholders that it has suspended the intended withdrawal of its services in all public universities by the close of day today, Monday, September 14, 2020,” a press statement from the Association said.

“This decision follows from a show of commitment by the government towards the payment of LAST Academic Year’s – i.e. 2019/2020 Academic Year – Book and Research Allowances.

“UTAG has gathered pieces of information through its discussions with people representing a government that amply suggest that government is heeding to the call of UTAG to pay the allowances, which should have been paid by the end of July 2020 at the latest.

“UTAG, however, would like to urge the government to complete the payment processes by the end of September 2020 otherwise it may be compelled to return to the withdrawal of its services.”

The statement was jointly signed by National President Professor Charles Marfo and National Secretary Dr Eric Abavare.


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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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