Akufo-Addo explains reasons behind Public Universities Bill

Akufo-Addo explains reasons behind Public Universities Bill

President Akufo-Addo has reacted to concerns expressed about the proposed Public Universities Bill.

Speaking at the 11th congregation of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, he stated that the bill is good for tertiary institutions.

According to him, the bill would be introduced into Parliament to harmonise the administration of public universities.

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The president also argued that it is wrong to presume the bill would take away academic freedom from the universities.

Per a report by Myjoyonline.com, he noted that such arguments are “flimsy” and borne out of “mischief-making and are disingenuous.”

According to him, the bill states the cardinal importance of academic freedom.

President Akufo-Addo added that consultations on the bill have been completed and it will be submitted to the House in 2019.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the minister in charge of tertiary education, Professor Yankah, dismissed reports that there was such a bill.

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