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The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has closed down all sections of the university’s basic schools i.e KG, Primary, JHS and North campus from today, Monday, 25 January 2021 until further notice.
The closure according to the management of UCC is as a result of the strike action embarked by the Senior Staff Association – Universities of Ghana of which the school’s staff are members of the group.
It is recalled that senior staff association – universities of Ghana are on a nationwide strike
The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Association, on 13 January 2021 wrote a letter to the National Labour Commission, serving notice of their intention to embark on the industrial strike “as a result of government’s persistent failure and the total disregard for their concerns”.
The letter cited non-payment of tier-2 pension arrears, market premium and non-basic allowance and migration of Public universities onto the Controller and Accountant General payroll system as some of their concerns.
They also mentioned failure by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to engage them on their conditions of service as another concern, adding that all attempts to engage stakeholders to address the concerns have been unsuccessful.
This comes after the resumption of schools at all levels following a 10-month break as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Students from other schools will however continue their academic work.