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Conference on funding Public Universities in Africa underway in Accra

Conference on funding Public Universities in Africa underway in Accra

A Conference on Funding of Public Universities in Africa is underway at the University of Ghana (UG).

While the Vice Chancellors are asking government to commit to paying the 70% funding as agreed in an Accord at Akosombo, government is in turn asking public universities to change from a receiving mindset to outputs of what they churn out.

The Chairman of Vice Chancellors Ghana, Professor Gabriel Teye said the funding of universities became an issue from the mid-1980s and measures to address this have not been successful not even the Akosombo Accord which asks government to fund public Universities by 70%.

He said in the next three years when the first batch of SHS students will be entering, tertiary institutions the government is calling for retaining about 34% of Internally Generated Funds, IGF, from the Universities.

This, Professor Teye, who is also the Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies, Tamale describe as a blow to quality tertiary education.

A Minister of State, in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah asked the Vice Chancellors to take a critical look at the output of public universities and come out with alternative ways of funding instead of depending on government for a major funding.

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