UTech’s students’ union offers study sessions for members affected by strike

UTech students protest in front the Education Ministry’s headquarters in Kingston last week in an effort to urge the authorities to reach a settlement with teachers from their institution.

The University of Technology Students’ Union will be seeking to offset the effects of the academic staff strike at the institution by hosting study sessions for the student population.

UTech has been virtually on lockdown since October 24, when the academic staff, who are being represented by the UTech Academic Staff Union (UTASU), started protest action by stop teaching, over retroactive salaries.

With the strike entering the second week on Monday, according to president of the students’ union, Khalil Hutchinson, the body will be hosting study “limes” to assist students, in preparation for the end of semester examinations.

Hutchinson said the affected students would be able to practice past papers at these sessions in preparations for the upcoming examinations.

Negotiations between the university’s administrations and UTASU over the weekend, failed to break the deadlock.