NUGS Begs Teachers To Call-Off Strike
The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has expressed its dissatisfaction with the ongoing strike by some pre-tertiary teacher unions across the country.
According to the student body, academic activities will be largely affected if the striking teachers continue to take an established position during negotiations with the government.
Despite the teachers may have a reasonable cause for their action, NUGS is pleading with them to act in good faith and consider the welfare of students in all dialogues aimed at addressing their concerns.
“We will also like to call on our dear teachers not to have a non-negotiable position in this matter, given the adverse effect of protracted strike action on academic life. We are not oblivious of global challenges that have adversely impacted many nations.
“However, our paramount priority remains the protection of the interest of the Ghanaian student. All parties are, therefore, advised to put equity, reasonability, and nationalism first,” the Union said.
However, they called on the government to quickly engage with the labor unions to stop further disorders in the academic work in schools.
“In this regard, we expect the government to embark on all necessary managerial steps intended to amicably resolve this impasse. The creation and maintenance of an enabling environment which engenders productivity and protects the welfare of the labor front remain the responsibility of the government, particularly in the education sector.
“Our assurances remain with both parties. We will be available to support in the solution process but will not hesitate to speak freely and boldly on any action or inaction that portends a negative implication for student’s interest,” NUGS added.