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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Dr. Clement Apaak: Drop the unnecessary and unwanted Community Universities Bill

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

It’s time the Akufo-Addo NPP authorities drops the unnecessary General public Universities Monthly bill 2020. The Monthly bill is not built to repair any of the challenges our general public universities experience. Rather, it is crafted to give the govt arm of governing administration complete management around our general public universities.

The endeavours by government by the Ministry of Education and learning to convey into existence a pointless regulation/act to govern our public universities has united vital stakeholders in bigger schooling. UTAG, TEWU, Vice Chancellors, University Councils, previous Vice Chancellors, Community spirited persons and NOW the Academy of Arts and Sciences, are all opposed to the government proposed Community Universities Monthly bill.

So much all stakeholders (besides govt), which include the NDC Minority in Parliament, have individually and independently reached the exact conclusions on the proposed General public Universities Monthly bill that it is useless and totally needless.

Evidently opposition to the Bill is natural and resolute. Evenso, I sense obligated to share the summary summary of the situation of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences on the topic matter. For those people who may not have paid out notice to the Academy or taken be aware of its functions, the mission of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences is to motivate the creation, acquisition, dissemination and utilization of know-how for countrywide growth by the promotion of understanding. The role, contribution, standing and image of the Academy, founded in 1959 by the the founder of our nation, Osagyfo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, stay stellar and impeccable. Thus, it is placement in opposition to the Monthly bill will have to rely.

In rejecting the proposed Community Universities Invoice 2020 in a 7 paged posture paper, the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, concludes as follows:

“It is the regarded look at of the Academy that the Public University Invoice, 2020 is avoidable and probably to established the institutions numerous dcades back again. The strategy to greater education and learning governance envisioned in the Monthly bill flies in the deal with of accumulated knowledge on the advancement of universities around the globe and latest worldwide traits towards differentiation and diversification.

Somewhat, Ghana requires a differentiated and diversified, but not always hierarchical, college method, to give the flexibility essential to handle the modifying demands of pupils and nations in an increasingly aggressive and unsure planet. The Invoice is also not in conformity with the letter and spirit of the 1992 Structure of the Republic of Ghana and is most likely to be retrogressive, fairly than improving what Ghanaian universities have reached over the course several years.” — Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.

If the Akufo-Addo NPP authorities thinks in stakeholder positions, values stakeholder consultations, it should to straight away abandon the Public College Bill.

As pungently stated by the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Public College Invoice, 2020 is avoidable and likely to set the establishments a number of decades back.

In other terms the Bill is unnecessary, completely avoidable and will negatively have an impact on the administration and functionality of our General public Universities.

Mr. President, fall the Invoice.

I stay a citizen.

Dr. Clement Apaak
M.P, Builsa South and Deputy Position Member on the Training Committee of Parliament

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