The Vice-Chancellor of the Kumasi Technical University, Professor Osei-Wusu Achaw, says the quality of education at the institution is suffering due to inadequate staffing levels. He called on the government to lift the ban on employment in the public sector and allow universities to hire more staff to fill the gaps in their workforce.
The current freeze on public sector employment has made it difficult for universities and other public institutions to expand their staff, which is necessary to meet the demands of their mandate. The Vice-Chancellor noted that the current staff-to-student ratio at the Kumasi Technical University does not meet the standards set by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission.
During the 19th Congregation of the Kumasi Technical University, Professor Osei-Wusu Achaw expressed his concern about the impact of inadequate staffing levels on the quality of education. He said, “the current staff-to-student ratio does not match the standards set by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission.”
He emphasized the need for the government to take action to address this issue and enable universities to hire the staff they need to provide a high-quality education to their students.