The University of Ghana branch of University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) is expected to hold a presser later today, on the controversial Public University Bill (PUB) that is currently before parliament.
The Press conference billed for today will take place at the Kofi Drah Conference Hall, Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, Legon at 10 a.m.
This comes after recent comments made by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the vice-presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Professor Naana Opoku-Agyemang, over the passage of the bill.
The bill, according to government is ostensibly for the purpose of harmonizing the laws that regulate public universities but members of UTAG have held that the bill is disguised to expand the frontiers of executive power.
The running mate of the NDC Flagbearer, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang has asked government to rescind its decision to pass the bill.
According to her, any form of political interference in the management of the country’s public universities will be detrimental to strides made in running the country’s tertiary institutions.
It will be recalled that major stakeholders in the education front like the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, The University Teachers Association of Ghana and the Minority Caucus in Ghana’s parliament have opposed the decision.