Members of Teachers and Education Workers Union (TEWU) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have said they are not ready to work until the new council is reconstituted with their preferred representative.
In an interview with Successafrica.Info’s Robert Kumi Adu-Gyamfi, Mr. Charles Arthur, the chairman of the union said they still Stand by their decision not to allow government decide on who represent them on the yet to be reconstituted council.
Addressing the press this morning, the University Teachers Association of Ghana( UTAG) has also insisted that, government does not have right to decide on who to represent the union on the university council.
TEWU as usual since the impasse were in red arm bands to register their displeasure over what they describe as an unnecessary political interference of the government.
School Reopens on 8th November
Mr. Arthur revealed the Union is still not ready to work if government insists that school reopens on 8th November without a reconstituted council with its preferred representative as a union.
“We have heard government is reopening the school on 8th November, well we are just looking at how it is going to do that. It is in the hands of the government. But we wish the government well”, he said.
He further said should the school be reopened tomorrow, 8th November as proposed by the government, they will not work because they are having their conference as a union.
” We believe the government wants to destroy the university with its interference, and that is what the various stakeholders are fighting against”- he added.
He said to ensure a lasting solution to the problem at hand, government should nominate its representatives and not interfere in submissions of other stakeholders.