School of Hygiene Goes on Indefinite Strike
After hitting the streets in protest to demand payment of allowances due them, the students of the School of Hygiene (SoH) have embarked on an indefinite strike.
The strike action which started on Monday, December 4, 2017 is as a result of government’s refusal to respond to the Petition given to them on November 28, 2017.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by presidents of the Students Representative Council (SRC) for all the three schools― Samuel Agyiri (Accra), Adamah Joseph (Tamale) and Zidah Mensah Godwin (Ho).
“We wish to inform you that several initiations and mitigations devised to persuade the government to declare their decisions on the payment of allowance to students of SoH, yielded no results.
“We have realised that it is a deliberate decision by the government which has not only blacklisted, downplayed or neglected us but our welfare is not paramount to their administration,” the statement read.
According to the SRC presidents, the inability of government to respond to their plea has left the students frustrated and psychologically instable and upon consultation, they have decided to go strike.
When the PUBLISHER contacted Samuel Agyiri, the SRC president for the Accra SoH, he said the strike was another alternative to push government to respond to their agitations.
He said, “all we want is the minister to respond to our petition. We don’t have a speculated time to call off the strike but if he should respond to us today, we are coming back but if he doesn’t we will still be there.”
The SoH after the New Patriotic Party (NPP) resumed office, was moved from the Ministry of Health (MoH) to the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MoSWR).
Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has not commented on the allowance petition by the SoH.
By: Grace Ablewor Sogbey/ email@example.com