The University of Cape Coast’s hospital has been closed indefinitely, beginning today, January 19, 2024, due to a senior staff strike.
On Wednesday, January 17, 2024, the Senior Staff Association of Public Universities in Ghana (SSA-UoG) and the Federation of Universities Senior Staff (FUSSAG) called an indefinite statewide strike in response to the government’s obvious disdain for their welfare.
The Association stated that the government had neglected to pay its two-tier pensions and overtime payments for a long time.
The strike has caused the withdrawal of many services, including healthcare, administration, and security, resulting in the closure of the University’s hospital, which is effective today.
According to the University’s Communication staff, during this period, students should seek minor medical attention at their individual hall infirmaries.
Severe problems should be directed to the school’s student clinic, which is located near the Sam Jonah Library.
The Clinic, it stated, will be open from eight a.m. to six p.m. every day excluding weekends.
The regular continuing medical examination for new students has also been postponed till further notice.