The Technical University Teacher's Association of Ghana (TUTAG) chapter at Tamale Technical University has announced the withdrawal of all services from Wednesday, May 10.
This comes as a result of the non-payment of some allowances owed to them and the use of unapproved formulas in paying the end-of-service benefits of staff. The affected services include conducting end-of-semester examinations, marking scripts, and other related academic work.
TUTAG members claim that the University's management has not implemented the approved formula in the payment of end-of-service benefits, as stated in their condition of service approved by the University's Council.
They have also complained that cheques issued for the payment of recently retired staff were prepared based on the old formula, and almost all internally generated fund-related allowances have not been paid.
The withdrawal of services on Wednesday has affected the ongoing end-of-semester examinations which were expected to end that day.
Dr Abdul Malik Bawah, the local Vice chairman of the TUTAG, has stated that their services will not be restored until their outstanding allowances are paid.
In response to the action taken by the TUTAG members, students of the University gathered at the administration building demanding answers from authorities on why their exams had been cancelled.
The school's Public Affairs Director, Osman Mubarik Abu, assured the students that management is working with TUTAG to address their concerns.