The University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (UTAG) has resolved to suspend its industrial action temporarily. This followed an emergency meeting by UTAG’s National Executive Committee on Monday to evaluate their ongoing strike.

Before this, meetings held between the leadership of UTAG, Parliament’s Education Committee, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, the Education Minister, and the Labor Minister last week had ended inconclusively. Statesmen such as former President John Agyekum Kufuor, Sam Jonah, some Vice-Chancellors among others had also weighed in and pleaded for the lecturers to return to the classroom.

The decision is said to last until March 4th at which time a favorable outcome would have been achieved amid further engagement. The announcement signed by UTAG’s National President Prof Solomon Nunoo also reiterated that a roadmap had been agreed between the Association and government.