Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana Professor Ivan Addae- Mensah has described the Public Universities bill as “dangerous and totally unnecessary”.
According to him, the bill and its proposals are backward.
In an interview with Starr News, the former Vice-Chancellor of UG said the move is dangerous and unnecessary he also said the bill will bring about micromanagement of universities that may render VC's unnecessary
He added the bill will allow government through its councils to have power over who gets admission into public universities in the country.
Some of the proposals in the Bill grant;
a) the President power to dissolve the University Council
b) Allow the University Council to appoint a Chancellor
c) Allow unions to appoint only one representative on a rotational system to serve on the Council at each cycle.
The Minority has described the proposals as worrisome. According to them, the bill, which is yet to be laid in Parliament has severe consequences as far as academic freedom and the autonomy of universities are concerned.
Speaking to Starr News Minority Spokesperson on Education Peter Nortsu asked for more voice to oppose the public universities bill
The Minority spokesperson on Education added that lecturers must strongly oppose the bill adding that there is nothing good in the Public Universities Bill.