After several hours of meeting, the Executive committee of the Academic Board of Ho Polytechnic has decided to ask students to go home until further notice.
The decision was taken after the expiration of the 21 days grace period allowed for students to stay on campus when their lecturers are on strike.
The members of Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG) embarked on a strike action over books and research allowance. POTAG announced an indefinite nationwide strike in protest against the unwillingness of government to pay their Book and Research Allowance for the 2013/2014 academic year.
The Education Ministry has described the strike as illegal. The strike has disrupted the end of semester examination slated for June.
Registrar of the Polytechnic David Kwame Dzontoh spoke with Joy News after the crunch meeting,
"Students are permitted to leave until further notice....students are on campus and there are confused as to when lectures will resume and in order that that anxiety will be taken off the students so they will be free to plan their lives, the executive committee decided to make this decision".
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