The proposed Public University Bill has been rejected by the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS).
GAAS, in a statement, said the Public University Bill, 2020 “is poorly motivated and unjustified”, adding: “It is unwarranted and likely to lead to Ghana’s public universities becoming less globally competitive.”
“The Academy further takes the position that the bill is largely intended to provide greater control over the management of public universities from government agencies. This is completely at variance with the spirit and letter of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, and runs counter to the rich history of this nation,” it added.
“The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences is strongly of the view that this bill is dangerous and uncalled for. It is a recipe for total chaos in our tertiary education system.”