[ 2012-06-15 ]
Angry Poly students blame gov’t over POTAG strike
Students in various polytechnic campuses are
becoming increasingly worried about an impending
closure of their schools following the shutdown of
the Kumasi Polytechnic over a lecturers’ strike
that has lasted more than three weeks.
The authorities at the Kumasi Polytechnic shutdown
the school indefinitely because they said the
regulations stipulate that, especially when there
appears to be no end in sight to the strike.
Students at the Accra Polytechnic, fearing a
similar fate might befall them have chosen to take
it out on government whom they accuse of not
placing much premium on polytechnic education.
They say if the issue concerned university
teachers, the government would have acted promptly
to forestall the escalation of the strike.
The students are unhappy that polytechnic
education is treated so shabbily.
Though the law establishing and regulating the
polytechnics, enjoins authorities to shut down
when students are idle for over 21-days, President
of the Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana
(POTAG), Francis Atintonu says they had made
arrangements to keep the schools running.
He expressed surprise at the closure of the Kumasi
Meanwhile, the leaders POTAG are expected to meet
later today over the development.
Source - Joy News
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