Government secured financial clearance to recruit over 6,000 public universities staff – Akufo-Addo

The government of Ghana has secured financial clearance to recruit over six-thousand lecturers across the public universities in Ghana.

Speaking at a meeting with the Vice Chancellors of Ghana at the Jubilee House, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo informed the country’s universities Vice Chancellors that, his government through the Ministry of Finance has given public universities clearance to employ over 6,000 university staff.

“Minister for finance, very resourcefully man in spite all the difficulties, and have given financial clearance for you to recruit over 6000 staff across board.”

According to the president, the financial clearance is to help the universities employ more lecturers to assist the existing staff in teaching and learning. He noted that, government through the Ministry of Education has outlined key measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic while schools reopen on 15th June, 2020 for tertiary institutions.


“All of that, to try to address this capacity constraint and all of that. In terms of modern learning too, the idea of reopen universities is also found favor with us and active measures are being put in place with the universities to make sure that, we get the quality distance learning that the open university represent.” He explained.



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