The Ministry of Education’s inability to come to an agreement with the several striking unions in Ghana’s educational sector has alarmed the nation’s main student organization, the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS).
The continuous strikes by the teacher and worker unions, according to NUGS, have “nearly brought tertiary education in Ghana to a standstill.”
Currently, there are five Educational workers unions across all the public universities and all colleges of education who are on strike, according to a statement dated December 7, 2022 and signed by the NUGS President, Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo.
“The continuous inability of the Ministry of Education to resolve the issues with the striking unions fueling a growing unrest and frustration of students and the entire Education System,” the statement read.
“The consequence of these mass strike is devastating with major academic and administrative activities such as teaching, marking, transcript release, admission processes, graduation processes affected” the statement added.
Read the full statement below: