UTAG KNUST Wants The Old KNUST Governing Council Restored

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The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) chapter of the University Teachers Association (UTAG) has said it would not be moved by the government’s decision to expand the representation of the interim Governing Council of KNUST.

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The government added a rep from UTAG and the Teachers and Education Workers’ Union (TEWU) after criticism met the setup of the KNUST interim governing council.

The KNUST governing council was dissolved after management-student tensions culminated in violent protests and the school being shut down.

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Despite the development, the KNUST UTAG Vice President, Professor Charles Marfo, has suggested that the government has misunderstood the complaints of UTAG, which has embarked on an indefinite strike in protest.

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He told Citi News the lecturers simply want the previous KNUST governing council restored.

“We are only seeking one relief. Bring back our council. Restore it. We don’t want anything else. We are not insisting they put us on any committee. We are just saying bring our council back.”

“It is that council, specified by the Act, that makes the university an autonomous one. It makes the university an international one. It makes the university a university so bring it back,” he demanded.

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The lecturers and university administrators, who are also on strike, have maintained that the government failed to follow the due procedure in trying to resolve the impasse between the University management and the students.

The National Council for Tertiary Education, a regulatory body for tertiary institutions has asked the KNUST vice-chancellor to step down to make way for the interim governing council to take over the administration of the university.

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We will update when there’s more on this issue.

source: CITI Newsroom

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