The Ghana National Union of Polytechnic Students (GNUPS) has served the government notice that polytechnic students will hit the streets if their lecturers do not return to the classrooms by Tuesday, October 19, 2010.

The Coordinating Secretary of GNUPS, Abraham Obeng Sika Antibreh, who was speaking on Asempa FM, said polytechnic students are disappointed in the way the government is handling the Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana’s (POTAG) strike.

He therefore served notice of students’ intention of going on a peaceful demonstration to register their displeasure at government’s lack of action on the disturbing development.

He said the demonstration will take place simultaneously across all the regions on 19th October as the national executives of the student body lead the march to present a petition to the government at the Castle in Accra.

An executive member of the Tertiary Students Association of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Abu Mubarik says students at polytechnics across the country are unhappy with the government’s deafening silence to the strike by POTAG.

He counseled the government that if the strike continues, the polytechnic system will collapse and this will have adverse effects on all aspects of national development since Polytechnics produce most of the students with technical know-how for the nation’s industries.

Story by Derick Romeo Adogla/