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Regional News Fri, 9 May 2003

Ho Poly students call for end to strike

The Ho-Polytechnic Chapter of the Tertiary Education Students Confederacy (TESCON) of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Thursday appealed to the striking Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG) to resume lectures while negotiations with the government continue.

Addressing a press conference at Ho on Thursday, Mr Isaac Gatsey, President of the Chapter, appealed to the government to speed up action on the grievances of polytechnic teachers.

"In as much as we understand their feelings and grievances we wish to appeal to POTAG to exercise a little more restraint, suspend the strike action and go back to the lecture halls while negotiations continue," he said.

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Mr Gatsey said the entire membership of TESCON of Ho Polytechnic believed that time must be given to the new Minister of State Responsible for Tertiary Education to settle down to enable her to address their grievances.

He said the government was committed to the plight of all Ghanaians and was making proactive efforts to address their problems.

Source: gna
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