The students most of whom are final year students complain the action will affect their coverage of the syllabus before the final exams next year since the duration for their studies have been reduced from 4 to 3 years.
Members of the National Association of Graduate Teachers and the Coalition of Concern teachers have laid down their tools for 7 days to protest poor conditions of service.
They are unhappy about some policies implemented by the GES and have therefore planned to demonstrate on the 20th of May if their grievances are not resolved by the end of their strike action.
Checks on some schools by rawgist.com revealed teachers who belonged to GNAT who are supposed to teach have also left students stranded in their classrooms.
Meanwhile final year students of the Kumasi Polytechnic are also frustrated over the strike of their lecturers.
Some of the students tell rawgist.com they have up to Monday to submit their project works. Their lecturers who supervise the all important academic exercise are however nowhere to be found.
Lecturers of the various Polytechnics are on strike because government is in the process of withdrawing their book and research allowances which will be replaced with a national research and innovation fund.