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National President of UTAG faces impeachment over controversial Public Universities Bill

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The University of Ghana chapter of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has served notice that it has initiated processes to impeach the National President of UTAG, Prof Charles Ofosu Marfo, accusing him of working against the interest of the association in respect of the Public Universities Bill.

The Chapter is accusing their leader of “consistently misrepresenting and sidelining UG-UTAG’s position on the Public Universities Bill in his public engagements” by making arguments that they desire that the bill be passed with the input of UTAG when their position is that the bill be done away with.

Dr Samuel Nkumbaan, UG-UTAG’s President, noted, in a statement conveying the chapter’s intention, that the National President has proven through his actions and inactions that he does not support the near-unanimous position of UTAG that the controversial Public Universities Bill be withdrawn from Parliament.

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The bill, which is before Parliament, will give the President of Ghana the power to appoint and dismiss Vice-Chancellors as well as appoint more than half members of public university councils in Ghana.

The bill, which is before Parliament, will give the President of Ghana the power to appoint and dismiss Vice-Chancellors as well as appoint more than half members of public university councils in Ghana.

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UG-UTAG has been resolute that the bill is not only unconstitutional but is impracticable, insisting that it seeks to solve problems that do not exist.