Professor Ransford Gyampo, a senior lecturer at the University of Ghana, has responded to a statement by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission’s (FWSC) Head of Public Affairs that unsatisfied academics should retire.
Mr. Ankrah, speaking on 3FM in Accra on Thursday, said members of the University Teachers Association (UTAG), who are now on strike, cannot continue with the strike if they want to engage in real negotiations toward a peaceful resolution of the situation.
Mr. Ankrah believes that frustrated lecturers should resign if they are unsatisfied with their working conditions.
“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”.