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VCG call on Minister


The Vice Chancellors of Universities in Ghana (VCUG), have called on the Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, to welcome him on his appointment as the sector Minister and to pledge their support to him to enable him achieve the national agenda on education.

Receiving them, Dr. Opoku Prempeh called on tertiary institutions to be accountable and transparent in their dealings with the regulator, the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and the National Accreditation Board (NAB).

He also called on the group to set a common agenda for a pathway in dealing with tertiary education issues, which he said should not be done on a Ministerial point of view.

On the issues of admission, the Minister pleaded with the Vice Chancellors to form a common platform to advertise and stabilized the cost of admission forms for aspiring students.

He urged tertiary institutions to submit the number of lecturers needed to be recruited into their institutions for the Ministry of Finance to ascertain their salary sustainability and possibly give clearance.

Dr. Prempeh said unfortunately non-academic staff are unlawfully enjoying the research allowances which was intended for lecturers.

He, therefore, called on the group to co-operate with government to bring sanity on the book and research allowances, saying, the government intends to pay the funds annually to the regulator (NCTE).

He urged the universities to negotiate with the energy provider for fixed tariffs to enable the institutions solve the utility problems.

The Chairman of the VCG, Prof. J. S. Y. Kuma, pleaded on government to deal fairly with them on the principle that applies in giving consent for recruiting lecturers

The group, is made up of Vice Chancellors and Rectors of tertiary institutions in Ghana. 

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