The Technical University Teacher’s Association of Ghana, TUTAG, has declared an indefinite strike.
According to the Association, staff of the various technical universities are yet to receive the emoluments for university lecturers since the upgrading of eight polytechnics to universities.
“On the 6th of August,2019, the Minister of Finance directed the Controller and Accountant General’s Department to pay the requisite emoluments to staff of Technical Universities with effect from 1st August, 2019. To our disappointment the payment did not take effect as directed. September salaries did not reflect the public university pay structure,” the statement said.
Although they are yet to see the audit report, he says some qualified staff have been declared unqualified.
“You may not believe, that NCTE did a staff audit and downgraded the ranks of some staff before their certificates were sent to NAB for verification to determine their status. As we speak, the qualified staff have been rendered unqualified but by the NAB verification, most of these do qualify,” he said.