Connect with us

Ghana News Articles

UTAG Calls Off 17-Day Old Strike

Published

on

UTAG reacts to NLC’s injunction

The University Teachers Association of Ghana says they have suspended a 17-day old strike after the National Labor Commission withdrew a legal suit against it in court.

According to the national president of the Association, Professor Charles Marfo, the leadership of UTAG are going to inform their members of the decision they have taken to call off the strike. He expressed hope that members will ratify their decision.

UTAG leadership, on Wednesday, August 18, signed a memorandum of agreement with government to call off the strike and continue negotiation, but on condition that all legal suits initiated by government against them are withdrawn.

NLC has since withdrawn the suit, and the Labor Division of the Accra High Court has struck out the case.

“If you look at the document we signed with government, there was processes to withdraw all cases against UTAG, and UTAG has also taken steps to withdraw the strike.

“It is necessary that the people whose mandate we used are approached; we need to respectfully inform them of the document we have signed; I believe they will sanction that”, Professor Charles Marfo noted.

READ ALSO:   Ghana Receives 1.3 million Pfizer Vaccines From US

Professor Charles Marfo also explained that the various public Universities will now have to decide on suspended examinations.

The University of Ghana and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) suspended their end of semester exams over the strike.

“Normally, this have to be the decision of management. However, I know it’s because of our strike that they suspended exams, so obviously now that we have suspended it, they will put plans in place for it to happen”, Professor Marfo explained.

Meanwhile, some students have been calling on University management to give them more time to prepare for the exams after 2 weeks of the UTAG strike.

 

 

We Will Love You To Join Our Over 150k Members Instagram Family With Just One Click @gharticles

 

Source: GhArticles.com

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Ghana News Articles

Wearing Of Smocks Banned In Bawku

Published

on

Wearing Of Smocks Banned In Bawku

The Upper East Regional Co-ordinating Council has banned the wearing of smocks in Bawku township with immediate effect.

In a press statement signed by Regional Minister Stephen Yakubu, the Council indicated that the decision was taken after consultation with the Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC).

The imposition according to the release seeks to address the use of smocks by “criminals or unscrupulous elements to hide arms and ammunitions and attack opponents or innocent civilians.”

READ ALSO:   Govt Announces Tuesday, July 20 As Public Holiday

Wearing Of Smocks Banned In Bawku

Residents in Bawku are therefore urged to take note of the directive to be enforced by Municipal Security Committee (MUSEC) and comply until further notice.

Individuals who fail to heed the directive the Council noted “will be dealt with accordingly.”

 

 

 

 

We Will Love You To Join Our Over 170k Members Instagram Family With Just One Click @gharticles

Source: GhArticles.com

Continue Reading

Ghana News Articles

Accra Ranked 3rd Most Polluted City In Africa – World Air Quality Report

Published

on

Accra is the 3rd most polluted city in Africa, according to the 2020 World Air Quality Report, published by Swiss firm, IQAir.

The Malian capital, Bamako, topped the list of most polluted African cities, with the air quality there considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups”.

Sebokeng in South Africa followed in the 2nd position.

The city of Vereeniging in South Africa is 4th, while Kampala in Uganda is 5th, followed by the South African cities of Soshanguve, Sasolburg, Pretoria, Springs, Midstream and Ga-Rankuwa and Johannesburg in 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th respectively. 11 South African cities were among the top 15 most polluted cities in West Africa.

Abidjan was ranked 13th most polluted city in Africa and 3rd in West Africa.

The report which excluded cities in Nigeria, however, did not measure the economic impact of pollution on the respective cities and countries.

According to the report, the severity of air pollution in Africa and its resulting health impact is difficult to quantify, as air quality data is limited.

READ ALSO:   Joe Mettle Releases 6th Album Titled 'The Experience'

For most regional locations, the report said insights must be inferred from satellite data. By this method, it is estimated that air pollution claims up to 780,000 African lives annually.

In 2020 alone, the report said the Africa region’s air quality monitoring network grew across five new countries (Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, and Kenya) and 10 new cities.

However, data in the region remains sparse.

41 African countries, the report noted, lack air quality monitoring data, leaving nearly a billion people without the information necessary to make important health decisions.

South Africa is the only African country with a public, real-time governmental air quality monitoring network.

Data for every other country in the report is supplied by either U.S. State Department monitors or non-governmental monitors, contributed by individuals and organsations.

 

 

 

 

We Will Love You To Join Our Over 170k Members Instagram Family With Just One Click @gharticles

Source: GhArticles.com

Continue Reading

Ghana News Articles

2 Female Students Expelled From UPSA For Allegedly Engaging In Lesbianism Acts

Published

on

2 Female Students Expelled From UPSA For Allegedly Engaging In Lesbianism Acts

Two female resident students of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) have been expelled from the institution’s hostel for allegedly engaging in a threesome sexual activity with a non-resident male.

According to a statement by the institute, the said females fondled each other during their sexual escapade and engaged in some form of lesbianism.

“Engaging in acts of lesbianism is contrary to Section 1.28.11(g) of the Student Handbook of the University of Professional Studies, Accra; 2018 and Schedule G 8.3 (23) of the Statute of the University.

“They have since been dismissed from UPSA Hostel awaiting further sanctions from Management,” part of the announcement read.

READ ALSO:   GB Foods excites consumers with ‘Twa w’anum na k)’ Spain Promotion’

The management further announced that the notice should serve as a deterrent to all resident students.

The school also cautioned resident students to avoid harbouring “perchers” and accommodating visitors be beyond 10 pm.

“Desist from sexual misconduct and observe all other rules and regulations in the Hostel as well as the Student Handbook. Any student caught infringing any of the regulations will not be spared,” it warned.

 

 

 

We Will Love You To Join Our Over 170k Members Instagram Family With Just One Click @gharticles

Source: GhArticles.com

Continue Reading

Trending