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Ho Polytechnic closed down

Ho Polytechnic in the Volta Region has officially been closed down, becoming among the first casualties of an on-going strike by lecturers at polytechnics across the country.
After several hours of meeting, the Executive Committee of the Academic Board asked 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 an indefinite strike over three weeks ago in protest against the government’s unwillingness to pay book and research allowance for the 2013/2014 academic year.
The Education Ministry has declared the strike illegal. The strike has disrupted the end of semester examination scheduled for this month.
Admissions for the 2014/2015 year are open. It is not clear what impact the strike will have on the new intake and the academic year.

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