Dr. Samuel Nkumbaan, President of the University of Ghana Chapter of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has stated that it would be sensible for public universities to close after several weeks of no academic activity.
Due to the University Teachers’ Association’s prolonged strike, public universities have witnessed no academic activity since reopening nearly five weeks ago. As a result, some people have suggested that public universities be closed down because university lecturers do not appear to be arriving anytime soon.
President of the University of Ghana chapter of UTAG said on Joy News on February 11, 2022, that closing public universities is only financially smart at this time.
“It is for management of the university to make the decision going forward as to whether to shut or not to shut, it is not for UTAG to decide, but we think that in the interest of the university by way of stimulating cost in terms of utility bills, it would be a reasonable thing to do,” Dr. Samuel noted.
Do you concur that public universities should be closed down as well?
Why is it that the government continues to ignore UTAG’s concerns?
Is it evidence of the Education Minister’s incompetence, and to a lesser extent, of Akufo Addo’s incompetence?
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