Students of Kumasi Technical University have begun feeling the impact of the ongoing strike action by the Technical Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG).
According to the students, their Mid-semester examinations which supposed to take place this month remain uncertain.
This is after the KTU lectures joined their colleagues in other regions on a strike that started today Monday, 14th June 2021.
The lecturers, members of TUTAG, declared a sit-down strike on Monday, June 2021 over poor conditions of service following the conversion of polytechnics to technical universities
They want the government to include them in ongoing negotiations to improve working conditions for teachers in tertiary institutions.
The situation has compelled many students, especially those who leave around Kumasi, to leave campus for their homes, while those from outside the Ashanti Region are still on campus hopeful that the impasse will be resolved.
“I got the information on our students platform so I thought it was a joke, I came here and the lecturers are not willing to teach us because of the strike,” Prince Anokye of level 100 student said.
“We are trying to learn by ourselves but you know that there are certain things you might not understand unless the lecturer takes you through, so it is really affecting us,” another student said.
As the strike continues, there are indications more students are expected to go home because, according to them, they are wasting the little resources they brought to school.
With a few weeks left on the academic calendar, students are hopeful the semester period will be extended to enable them to complete the required courses.