Education in Ghana Government constitutes 7 university councils

The Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary Education has announced the governing councils for seven public universities Friday.

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The government has constituted the governing councils for seven public universities.

The move comes after a High Court in Winneba gave the Ministry of Education 14 days ultimatum for the exercise.

Announcing the constituted councils on Friday, Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary, Prof. Kwesi Yankah, said the councils for the University of Professional Studies, Accra and  University of Energy and Natural Resources [UENR] in Sunyani are yet to be constituted.

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List of universities and the chairmen of the various councils

University of Ghana: Prof. Yaw Twumasi

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology: Prof Emeritus Kwame Sarpong

University of Cape Coast: Mrs Nancy Thompson

University of Education, Winneba: Prof Emmanuel Nicholas Abakah

University of Health and Allied Sciences: Justice Jones Dotse

University of Development Studies: Mr Nutifafa Kuenyehia

University of Mines: Dr. Stephen Saforo Yirenkyi

-UWE court battle

The formation of the councils come after a private citizen dragged the University of Education, Winneba, to court over the expiration of the mandate of the university's governing council.

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The vice chancellor and the finance office have been asked to step aside Friday.

The Pro-vice chancellor of the university has been ordered by the court to act in place of these two officers.

The court presided over by Justice George Ato Mills-Graves also ordered that no other person who derives his authority from the two officers should make any payment to a contractor or agency on behalf of the University.

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