Regional News of 2014-06-09

POTAG strike: Cape Coast Poly closed

The Cape Coast Polytechnic has been shut down. This is in compliance with the Polytechnic Act which says that a school will be closed down after 21 days of continuous strike.

The Polytechnic Teachers’ Association of Ghana (POTAG) embarked on a nationwide strike to protest the scrapping of their unpaid book and research allowance.

It has been four weeks since the Cape Coast branch of POTAG begun their strike.

According to the acting Registrar for Cape Coast Polytechnic, Emmanuel Agborvi, the decision for the shutdown was taken after an emergency board meeting of the school on Friday.

The final year students of the school have been told to go home and return at the beginning of the next academic year to write their final exams while continuing students have been directed to proceed on attachment.

A visit to the school by Citi News’ Central Regional correspondent, Kwamena Bamfo Adjei revealed that students were anxiously awaiting the result of the court action which was initiated by the National Labour Commission (NLC).

The Commission dragged POTAG to court for failing to call off their strike which they described as illegal.

Some of the students who are still on campus revealed they were indeed very worried and unhappy about the latest development and are hoping that the issues will be resolved soon so they can resume their studies.

Source: citifmonline.com
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