Lack of tertiary education of some MPs hinders Parliamentary work

Lack of tertiary education of some MPs hinders Parliamentary work

- Majority of Ghanaians express concern on the educational level of their Members of Parliament

- According to an IEA survey, some Ghanaians are of the opinion the lack of tertiary education by some MPs is affecting the work of the House

The latest survey conducted by the Institute of Economic Affairs, IEA has shown the greater number of the Ghanaian electorate prefer Members of Parliament (MPs) with tertiary education.

This conclusion comes as a result of the collated responses of voters from across the ten regions of the country between November and December 2015. The survey was also a follow-up to a similar research conducted by the institution on the performance of MPs.

Lack of tertiary education of some MPs hinders Parliamentary work

Ghana's Parliament

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According to the report issued by the IEA, 83.7% of the respondents indicated that per the challenge faced by some MPs in expressing their views in parliament, tertiary education qualification must be the least educational qualification requirement for all aspiring legislators.

However, the 1992 constitution does not categorically put a tag on the educational level of aspirants.

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This survey is at the back of criticisms levelled against some MPs over the years for understanding the pertinent issues discussed on the floor of Parliament and thus not contributing to the debates of the house.

The survey also showed reasons why the voting populace exercised their franchise for a candidate. The youth among the electorate

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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