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UTAG National President faces impeachment for supporting Public University Bill

The University of Ghana chapter of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has commenced an impeachment process against its National President.

Prof. Charles Ofosu Marfo is said to be “consistently misrepresenting and sidelining UG-UTAG’s position on the Public University Bill in his public engagements.”

In a statement signed by UG-UTAG President, Dr Samuel Nkumbaan he said reveals the National President is not committed to the withdrawal or rejection of the bill which is before Parliament.

The Public University Bill, 2020 when passed gives the President, the powers to appoint Vice Chancellors and majority members of the University Council.

This has attracted wide public criticisms from stakeholders of education including former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof Ebenezer Aryeetey.

He contends Vice Chancellors could become puppets of politicians under the Public University Bill.

UG-UTAG has also dissociated itself from the position taken by the national officers for the bill to be passed into law.

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