UTAG threatens strike over payment of book and research allowances

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) says it will withdraw its services by close of Monday, September 14, 2020.

The strike they say is to protest delayed payment of their book and research allowances.

According to UTAG President, Professor Charles Marfo, these allowances were to be paid by the end of the academic year in July.

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He explained the allowance is for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Speaking in an interview with Joy News, Prof Marfo said that no member of the association has received the allowance in spite of the government’s promises to do so.

Professor Marfo also said although they sympathise with the government regarding COVID-19 and its attendant financial challenges, it has noted the doling out of freebies for which reason they want their allowances paid.


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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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