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Lecturers at Bunsu's University College of Agric embark on strike over unpaid salaries

BY: Mabel Faith Tannor
University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies closed down
University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies closed down

Academic activities at the University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies (UCAES), a private university located at Bunsu in the Eastern Region have been suspended following a strike action by the lecturers and administrative staff over unpaid salaries.

Activities at the university came to a halt on Friday, March 1, 2019.

The Acting Dean of Students at the University, Dr Francis Awotwi, told Graphic Online that the salaries have been outstanding in the last four months.

He, however, said management was working to resolve it saying, “the issue at hand does not call for an alarm because it will soon be resolved since every private university has financial issues.”

The UCAES Lecture Hall

On his part, the Acting Rector of the university, Dr Brempong Yeboah, also told Graphic Online that measures were underway to ensure that the lecturers get back to the lecture halls.

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The President of the Students Representative Council (SRC), Carl Akoto Griffith said the students were worried about the situation and were planning to stage a demonstration to register their displeasure about the development and called on the management to get the issues resolved in the shortest possible time.

The University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies offers Bachelor of Science (BSc) programmes in Sustainable Agriculture, Agribusiness Management, Environmental Science, Waste Management and Environmental Health.

The UCAES Lecture Hall