The Ghana National Union of Technical Students (GNUTS), formerly, Ghana National Union of Polytechnic Students (GNUPS) is utterly disappointed in the failure of government to put up the governing Councils of the various Technical Universities and Polytechnics in the country.
The absence of the governing Councils is significantly hampering the smooth operations of these institutions. Students who have successfully completed their programmes of study for a year now have no certificates due to the inability of these Institutions to organise graduation ceremonies to award certificates. This, of course, is as result of the absence of a governing Council, which has that mandate.
The fate of these innocent students remains in limbo whilst authorities sit unconcerned. This is absolutely unacceptable and we demand that the right be done as immediate as possible. It is also worthy of note that, a lot of these graduates are at the verge of finishing their national service and get into the world of work.
It would be recalled that sometime on May 2, 2017, we petitioned the Ministry of Education and copied to the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) to as a matter of urgency, facilitate the formation of the governing Councils of the Technical Universities and Polytechnics. We regret to say that till now, we have received no positive response from government.
In view of the foregoing, the Ghana National Union of Technical Students (GNUTS) is by this statement, giving government, a TWO-WEEK ULTIMATUM to put up and inaugurate the governing Councils of the Technical Universities and Polytechnics in the country, else we shall be compelled to advise ourselves. Education is a RIGHT and must remain so.
Form our governing Councils now
Abdul Rahaman Ibrahim
Prince Agbofah Awuku
(Public Relations Officer)
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