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Public University Bill suspended

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Ranking Member of the Education Committee, Peter Nortsu Kotoe has said that the Public University Bill in Parliament has been suspended for further consultations.

He said Parliament need to deliberate further due to the backlash it has received from a section of Ghanaians.

Former President, John Mahama has promised to scrap the bill if he returns to power saying the bill, if passed will hinder the progress of the academic community.

Mr. Nortsu-Kotoe in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM said “The Committee on Education looked at the Public Universities Bill, and we recommended that in the view of the criticisms and the number of petitions that we have received, it will be better for the government to hold on with the passing of the Bill because there is the need for greater consultation. So it will not feature for the Bills we are considering for this meeting of Parliament.”

He also noted that the Bill will not interfere the freedoms of the Universities.

“I have already maintained that, that bill was not necessary because it was going to interfere with the freedom of the academic freedom of universities,” he added.

Source: Ghana Waves

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