The Cape Coast Polytechnic has been shut down following the strike action embarked on by POTAG. This is in compliance with the Polytechnic Act which says that a school will be closed down after 21 days of continuous strike.
The Polytechnic Teachers’ Association of Ghana (POTAG) embarked on a nationwide strike over a month ago to protest the scrapping of their unpaid book and research allowance.
It has been four weeks since the Cape Coast branch of POTAG began their strike.
According to the acting Registrar for Cape Coast Polytechnic, Emmanuel Agborvi, the decision for the shutdown was taken after an emergency board meeting of the school on Friday.
The final year students of the school have been told to go home and return at the beginning of the next academic year to write their final exams, while continuing students have been directed to proceed on attachment.
The Commission dragged POTAG to court for failing to call off their strike which they described as illegal.