Sunday, September 01, 2013

Countdown to Potential Disaster

Tomorrow the VC will decide whether on not to shut down the University of Ghana for the whole academic year. If he does shut down the university it will be the worst disaster to strike Ghana in the last 30 years. I am fervently hoping not only for my own sake, but for the sake of all of the faculty, staff, and students here that he does not shut down the university. I enumerated some of the problems shutting down the university would cause in a previous post. There are of course a whole bunch of knock on effects that I have not enumerated or even imagined.


Bijan Parsia said...

I wasn't able to find much on line about the situation, so some pointers would be most welcome.

In any case, such an action (and even the threat) is a shocking example of union busting.


J. Otto Pohl said...

The only information I had was the open meeting between UTAG and the VC on Friday morning. But, if you read my most recent post you will see that Sunday night the VC issued the letter requested by the union. The strike has now been officially called off and we resumed teaching this morning.