UTAG, Gov’t have not agreed on any change 

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General Secretary of University Teachers Association of Ghana, UTAG, Dr. Boadi Kusi, has denied claims that Government and UTAG agreed on changing the old members of the Governing Council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology.

Through the intervention of the Chancellor of the University, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, it was agreed between government, UTAG and other representative bodies that members of the council that was dissolved be reinstated latest, November 2. 

However, government at the time did not present its four representatives whiles the other bodies did and for that matter the council was not reconstituted.
In an interview with Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka Morning Drive, the General Secretary noted that some government officials have mentioned in the media that government and UTAG have reached a consensus of replacing the old members with new ones. 

“But government and UTAG have not agreed to anything of sort, it is never true and not so”, he stated. 

That, he described as falsehood and even if it was true they (UTAG) could not have taken such decisions because there are other bodies like TEWU, Alumni, GRASAG, CHASS who needed to be part of that decision making.

Dr. Boadi Kusi further argued that it would be unconstitutional on their part as an association to let their representative on the council to step aside since he was legally elected and has a mandate to complete. 

It is, therefore, their fervent prayer that Chancellor, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, will help in the mediation for the either the Minister of Education or his deputy to swear in the council.

The highest decision-making body of the University is the Governing Council which has the mandate to set up a committee to investigate any fracas that pops up and provide a report for the Council to take a decision.

Meanwhile, in this particular case the Council was totally brushed off – thus he described as setting up a bad precedent by government.

Ghana |Atinkaonline.com |Patrick Ofoe Nudzi