Universities’ Senior Staff strike forces closure of UCC, UG basic schools

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Authorities of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and the University of Ghana have closed indefinitely all sections of their basic schools.

The closure will affect pupils from the kindergarten level through to the Junior High School level.

In separate statements, the UCC and University of Ghana authorities said the closure was necessitated by the strike embarked upon by the Senior Staff Associations of Universities nationwide.

“We are compelled to defer because the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana has asked its membership to suspend all work scheduled until further notice,” the University of Ghana said in a statement.

The Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana announced a nationwide strike over outstanding Tier-2 contributions of its retired members.

The Association is also demanding an improved market premium and non-basic allowance as well as the migration of public universities onto the Controller and Accountant General payroll system.

It also noted the lack of study leave with pay, medical care for staff and families among others as issues that needed addressing.

The First Vice Chairman of the Senior Staff Association, Mohammed Zakaria has vowed that members of the association will remain at home until their concerns are addressed.

Following a 10-month break, basic schools were set to resume school fully from Friday, January 15, 2021.

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