Establishment of private universities halted

Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary Education Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said discussions are underway to restrict the establishment of new private universities in the country, writes Afedzi Abdullah for Ghana News Agency.

He said for a new university to be approved for accreditation, it must show that it would give priority to science and technology education in line with the government’s determination to implement and enforce the 60:40 policy guidelines.

Ablakwa said the reforms were to give priority to science, mathematics and engineering programmes in the tertiary institutions and were also aimed at making higher education very strong and protecting the traditional universities and the territorial integrity of the country.
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