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University Education Gov't releases GH¢37m for book and research allowance

President John Dramani Mahama made this known during a congregation at the Graduate School of the Kwame Nkrumah University for Science and Technology (KNUST).

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Government has released GH¢37 million for the payment of book and research allowances for public universities for the current academic year.

President John Dramani Mahama made this known during a congregation at the Graduate School of the Kwame Nkrumah University for Science and Technology (KNUST).

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This comes on the back of complaints by some teachers at the various universities over the delay in the payment of their book and research allowance with many often engaging in strikes to drum home the issue.

The president revealed that parliament has also passed the bill to back the establishment of another public university in the Eastern region.

He said a report to upgrade the two campuses of the Universities for Development Studies in the Upper West and Upper East regions into full fledged public universities is ready for consideration.

According to him, all those interventions were being carried out to facilitate teaching and learning in the tertiary institutions.

In all 476 students graduated out of which 51 received Doctorate of Philosophy honours.

President Mahama added that in order to increase manpower in vocational and technical skills, government had released a total of $124 million to various schools to train students.

Professor William Otu Ellis, the Vice Chancellor of the KNUST, said the university would next year establish a Masters programme in Law.

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