The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) says the exclusion of the Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST from the Interim Council was a “smokescreen” aimed at removing Prof Kwame Obiri-Danso
The government on Thursday afternoon announced the dissolution of the KNUST Governing Council and inaugurated a seven-member Interim Council with a three-month tenure.
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Dr Opoku Mensah in a radio interview on Accra based Joy FM responding to the dissolution
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"We are appalled, we are surprised at what is
"We saw this coming and we know what government wants to do with respect to the future of the
Adding, Dr Opoku Mensah questioned: "How does government say that the whole council which has been established by law, everybody should go and that set them aside and bring different people to come and manage."
"If the government means well, then the government would have used the reps [representatives] that
He said UTAG are major stakeholders in education in universities in Ghana and "we are not going to sit down for this thing to happen. The politicians should get ready to come and teach. We are going to meet and we will come out tomorrow [Friday],” he said
“I think that nobody in this country should bend backwards to satisfy students because of populism, this is unfair to lecturers in this country. We are major stakeholders, our children, our nieces are involved and we also care about what is happening but with this decision by