The intellectual wing of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) branch of the Tertiary Education Institutional Network of the NDC, has descended heavily on the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) describing it as a failure on the part of its government to resolve the ongoing strike of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).
According to TEIN-KNUST, the government was rightly served with a notice letter from UTAG to embark on industrial action should their demands not be met satisfactorily.
The NDC students are of the view that it is evident the government through its nonchalant demeanour does not wish for the lecturers to restore their indispensable services so that normalcy can return to the academic front.
Addressing a press conference on KNUST campus today, the President-Elect of KNUST TEIN, Master Theophilus, indicated that students of various universities have been hardest hit by the strike as a result of the serious ramifications emanating from the decisions by UTAG. “We are deeply worried as students have become the bargaining chips in this industrial conflict which government has consistently and calculatedly turned a deaf ear to”, parts of the statement reads
According to them, the deepening crisis is a clear indication that the Akuffo Addo/Bawunia government does not prioritise the welfare of students and teachers and the association can not avoid the obvious conclusion that it’s due to bad leadership.