Prof. Stephen Adei calls for gov’t funding of private tertiary institutions

Prof. Stephen Adei calls for gov’t funding of private tertiary institutions

- NDPC's chairman, Professor Stephen Adei, has called for government support for private tertiary instutions

-According to him, such institutions also play crucial roles in building the human capital of the nation

The chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Professor Stephen Adei, has called for government to support private tertiary institutions.

According to him, the private universities should enjoy some of the benefits enjoyed by the public universities.

These, he went on, could include subsidies, grants and other interventions, which would ease their financial challenges.

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In his opinion, universities, whether public or private, contributed to building the human capital of a nation, and that both must be beneficiaries of government funding.

Professor Adei made the call in an address at the Seventh Congregation of Perez University College located at Gomoa Pomadze, near Winneba in the Central Region.

Per a Myjoyonline.com report, the event, which was themed, “Ghana Beyond Aid: The Role of Private Tertiary Education,” had 55 students of the 2018 academic year graduating.

Of the number, 39 were from the School of Business, four from the School of Theology, and 12 from the Ministerial Faculty.

Professor Adei also called for the waiver of all taxes on inputs required for teaching, learning and innovation as well as materials imported for infrastructural development.

He tasked private tertiary institutions to have a clear-cut mission, vision, and quality leadership to strengthen management and ensure effective internal quality control to attract more students.

The graduates were advised to let Jesus Christ take the lead in all their endeavours, be disciplined, competent, and care for others.

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