The University Teacher Association of Ghana (UTAG) has been campaigning for improved working conditions and a reasonable wage for its members for a long time.
One of the new teachers from Zimbabwe at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has declined the position due to low pay.
According to StarrNews, a Zimbabwean academic has refused a senior lecturer position in the Department of Physiotherapy and Sport Sciences at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) due to low pay.
Dr. Matthew Chiwaridzo, a lecturer at the Department of Physiotherapy and Sport Sciences who was meant to be a senior lecturer, claimed that the minimum pay provided to him here was nothing compared to what he would earn in Zimbabwe.
Unlike KNUST, which intended to pay him USD 760.00 per month, he stated that he gets paid USD 1.500 per month as a Senior Lecturer in Zimbabwe.
“Please note that I am currently in the Senior Lecturer grade (ZWL 1, 561 248.00 per annum; USD 1.500 per month) at the University of Zimbabwe. It is for this economical reason that I decline the offer of employment at KNUST and will want to explore other opportunities,”.
His decision comes only days after the UTAG called off their strike, citing terrible working conditions and the government’s refusal to address long-standing concerns.
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