Government Suspends Public Universities Bill


The government has pulled the brakes on the controversial Public Universities Bill, 2020.

Parliament has consequently suspended consideration of the bill which went through the second reading yesterday.

The move follows a meeting with the stakeholders by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Chairman of the Education Committee this morning.

UTAG, GRASAG, Vice-Chancellors, and other members of academia have kicked against the bill arguing it threatens academic freedom and autonomy of public Universities.

Addressing the media in parliament Chairman for the Committee on education, William Quaittoo disclosed copies of the revised bill have been made available to all agitating stakeholders for their inputs.

According to him, the bill remains suspended until all stakeholders agree with the content.


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