Create local content to boost knowledge of local people- universities Urged

It is of importance for universities to create local content in its curricular as a way of boosting the knowledge level of the local people within its located area.

This call was made by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Effutu in the Central Region of Ghana, Hon. Alexander Afenyo-Markin on the floor of parliament during his contribution to the Committee Report on Education on the establishment of a newly proposed University of Business and Integrated Development Studies Bill, 2018.

Speaking further, he reiterated the need for all staffs and management to put in place stringent measures that will enable all and sundry to enjoy university education

“University students must not suffer from attributes of their divergent views, based on political partisan issues”, he stressed.

University of Business and Integrated Development Studies Bill, 2018 which has been duly read for the second time was presented to the House and read the first time Tuesday, 11th December, 2018.

Subsequently, the Rt. Hon. Speaker referred the Bill to the Committee on Education for consideration and report.

This is in accordance with Article 106 (4) and (5) of the 1992 Constitution and Order 186 of the Standing Order of the House.

Meanwhile, in considering the Bill, the committee on Education met with the Hon. Minister for Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, a Deputy Minister for Education, Hon. (Dr.) Yaw Osei Adutum, officials of the Ministry of Education, representatives of the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), Attorney-General’s Department and other stakeholders.

The WA Campus of UDS, has since it’s establishment, provided university education to many students from the Upper West Region and other parts of the country.

The objective of the Bill is to establish the University of Business and Integrated Development Studies as a public tertiary institution in WA in the Upper West Region as well as to be an outstanding internationally acclaimed applied research and practical-oreinted educational institution dedicated to the development of business and integrated development studies.

Story By : Delali Gavor

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