MP Accuses Tertiary Institutions Of Exploiting Prospective Students' Desperation During Admissions

MP Accuses Tertiary Institutions Of Exploiting Prospective Students' Desperation During Admissions

  • Member of Parliament for Tamale Central Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed has called for legislation to stop tertiary institutions from exploiting students' desperation
  • He said these institutions have been publishing more admission forms than they have space to admit
  • He said the practice is exploitative and must be discouraged from using legislation

Member of Parliament for Tamale Central Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed says legislation should be passed requiring tertiary institutions to publish admission forms that equal the number of available spaces on their campuses.

He accused tertiary institutions of exploiting prospective students' desperation to gain higher education by selling more admission forms than available vacancies.

MP Accuses Tertiary Institutions Of Exploiting Prospective Students' Desperation During Admissions
Murtala Mohammed has called for legislation to stop tertiary institutions from exploiting students' desperation.
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This, he says, amounts to exploitation and should be discouraged.

Murtala stated that the practice is unheard of in other jurisdictions, hence his protest against it in Ghana.

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He said this at the Public Accounts Committee session in Takoradi in the Western Region.

Murtala Mohammed, a member of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament, accused Ghanaian tertiary institutions of forming a cabal to perpetuate the practice.

He urged his colleague members of parliament to join him in his protest against this exploitation.

He said the parliament should legislate to ensure that tertiary institutions do not have carte blanche to exploit prospective students' desires.

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Ghana's premier tertiary institution, the University of Ghana, has been ranked number one in Ghana, beating the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to the top spot.

According to the latest rankings released by the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR), the University of Ghana is among the top 6.1% of world-class universities.

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However, the university ranks 1238 in the world.

The prestigious 2023 edition of the Global 2000 List by the CWUR ranks Harvard University as the number one globally.

In West Africa, the University of Ghana is the second-best university per the 2023 CWUR, just behind Nigeria's University of Ibadan, which is among 5.7% of world-class universities.

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YEN.com.gh reported that the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II says he remains committed to ensuring that the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) reaches world-class status.

He spoke at the Chancellor’s Week celebration held at KNUST in honour of his 25 years of providing exemplary leadership to the university.

Otumfuo told congregants that as long as he is affiliated with the university, he will ensure it grows from strength to strength, distinguishing itself as one of the best universities in the world.

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