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Members of the Senior Staff Association-Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) have registered their frustrations and displeasure over the failure and refusal by some Universities to recognise First Degree Certificates in Third Class, through Sandwich and Distance-Learning modes awarded by accredited Universities in Ghana for promotions.
The SSA-UoG is also frustrated that some universities refuse two-year Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Masters of Science (MSc.) and Masters of Arts (M.A) in related disciplines for promotions.
Other concerns are the refusal and failure to promote, upgrade or appoint senior staff who have acquired new certificates base on rank and positions, undesirable creation of artificial conflicts between the scheme and conditions of service of public universities in Ghana and established statutes of public universities in Ghana.
Lastly, they are concerned about the refusal of some university to pay some entitled allowances among senior staff.
The leadership of SSA-UoG in a statement noted that such decisions are not only alien to the scheme of service of public universities in Ghana but also injurious and highly detrimental to the academic progression of its members.
The group said its checks reveled that “this unscientific and discriminatory decision was based purely on whimsical and capricious use of discretional powers, which sort to overthrow the approved scheme of service of public universities in Ghana.”
They want universities to immediately reverse this “impulsive decision”, or risk sparking another waves of industrial unrest in Ghana’s tertiary education sector.
They are also appealing to the minister of education, minister of employment and labour relations, Ghana Tertiary Education Commission, universities governing councils and Vice Chancellors Ghana to act expeditiously to avert the possibility of a full blown strike anytime soon.