A senior lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo has responded to a comment by the Head of Public Affairs at the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), to the effect that unhappy teachers should resign from their jobs.
Speaking in an Interview, monitored by Plan B news, Mr. Ankrah said members of the University Teachers Association (UTAG), who are currently on strike cannot continue with the industrial action if they want to enter into meaningful negotiations, towards an amicable resolution of the matter.
According to Mr. Ankrah, if the disgruntled lecturers are unhappy with their conditions of service, they should resign.
“You cannot negotiate while you’re on strike so they must call off the strike before they can engage. That is what the Labour Commission will recommend per the law. If the employee is not happy with anything, the best thing is to resign”, Mr. Laryea said.
But in a Facebook post on Thursday, Professor Gyampo indicated that, “telling teachers that if they aren’t happy with their conditions of service, they should resign, is the most foolish talk that can only proceed from the buccal cavity of a small-minded person who couldn’t fully benefit from formal education”.