The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has rejected claims that it has made inputs to the controversial Public Universities Bill.
In an interview on Starr News, Dr Samuel Kusi, National Secretary of UTAG said the association has not yet made any inputs to the bill as is being suggested by some quarters.
The Education Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh in defence of the bill said government is open to suggestions hence the decision to invite inputs from relevant stakeholders.
He also explained that the move is not to control universities nor stifle academic freedom as suggested, but rather to bring together under one policy all public universities to allow for a better regulated and properly defined scope of operations as has been done in other countries across the world.
Meanwhile, the Registrar of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Dr C.S Kpeglo in reaction to the comments made by the Education Minister has kicked against the Bill. According to the Registrar of UHAS, they are concerned with the portion of the bill which suggests that the Minister of Education can issue policy directives to the university.