The leadership of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) and the Ghana National Union of Polytechnic Students, (GNUPS) are calling for the immediate dismissal of the Minister of Education and her deputy.
The two bodies have issued a joint statement saying they have “lost faith and confidence” in the ability of Madam Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman and Hon. Okudjeto Ablakwa respectively to resolve a number of ‘overwhelming’ issues on the education front and that the two should not be allowed to continue in office.
NUGS and GNUPS say they plan to embark on a three-day demonstration at the end of July, (29th – 31st) dubbed Yayɛ mɔbɔ demo to back their demands for urgent solutions to the outstanding issues, including the prolonged POTAG strike; worrying state of GETfund; withdrawal of teacher and nursing trainee allowance; lack of teaching and learning resources at the basic level of education; and the inability of Special Schools to reopen.
Another issue, the two groups are unhappy about relate to what they say is the “Collapsing state of the school feeding programme coupled with the imminent closure of all government assisted Senior High Schools,” according to the statement.
Click to read the joint statement by the two bodies