Universities Will Cut Down On Student Intake If… – UTAG

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has warned that universities may be forced to reduce admissions for the next academic year should government fail to lift the ban on employment at the various universities.

UTAG has consistently contended that the ban has stifled the delivery of quality education in the schools as the schools are unable to substitute lecturers who are no longer with them.

Despite the complaints, government is yet to lift a ban which has been in place for almost three years.The President of UTAG, Dr. Harry Agbanu spoke to Citi News on the associations concerns and he said government has been given till the beginning of the 2016/17 academic year to lift the ban or intake of students will be reduced.

According to the UTAG President, “ if by the beginning of the next academic year, the ban is not lifted to allow the universities to recruit the required number of staff that they need to effectively operate, we will insist that the number of students be cut down. If that is what governments want, that public universities should admit only a few students, then that is what is going to happen because we can’t continue to kill ourselves.”