Struggling universities advised to merge for survival

The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, has advised private universities having challenges in getting the right numbers for admission to merge in order not to fizzle out, reports Ghana Web.

“If push comes to shove, private universities whose very survival is under threat need not insist on being stand-alone universities. They could pool resources and merge as a consortium of universities sharing resources, and becoming bigger and more potent institutions,” Yankah told the Daily Graphic in an interview.

Currently, there are over 70 private university colleges in the country offering both higher national diploma certificates and degrees according to the National Accreditation Board.
Yankah said the way out was not for universities to adopt irregularities and shortcuts to boost admission, but for them to mount new and innovative courses.
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