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General News Fri, 30 Apr 1999

Students body urges government to negotiate with university workers

Accra (Greater Accra), 30th April ?99 -

The out-going President of the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Ghana, Mr Frank Owusu Ansah, on Thursday called on the government to negotiate with both the senior and junior staff of the universities.

He said any delay in negotiations will produce a higher cost than what it takes to meet the demands of the Tertiary Education Workers Union (TEWU) and the Federation of University Senior Staff Association (FUSSAG).

Mr Owusu Ansah was speaking at a press conference by the SRC on the current situation on current strike action by the two bodies which has brought academic at the universities to a standstill.

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He said for two weeks the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) have withdrawn their services, and this has brought lectures to a stop, although students have only two weeks to write their end of semester examinations.

"The SRC of Legon is pre-empting a possible closure if the government and the general public do not give the issue the needed attention."

The in-coming president, Nii Narku Dowuona, called on TEWU and FUSSAG to reconsider their decision and come to a compromise, so as to end the semester.

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