The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has inaugurated the governing council of the University of Ghana, Legon.
In his address, Dr. Adutwum called on the Council to institute measures that would propel the university on the global scale and ensure its global competitiveness.
“How you become competitive in that arena should be of interest to us and so, as a council, begin to look at your competitiveness and begin to look at globalization on your institution,” the Minister told the council members.
Dr Adutwum noted that the walls of higher education was now opened to the entire globe, adding that “Students can decide to go to Legon or go to Dubai or UK or Brunei and now that we have institutions that are literally looking at how to make their education free, your competition is not a competition with universities in Ghana, your competition is with the rest of the world”.
The council, is chaired by a former Chief Justice, Justice Sophia A. Boafoa Akuffo, with Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice Chancellor, Mr Amos Oppong Amankwah, Ms Justice Barbara Ackah-Yensu, Nana Wereko Ampim-Opoku and Professor Baffour Agyeman-Duah as government nominees.
Others are Prof. Mohammed Salifu; Mrs Anastasia Thomford Okyere; Mr. Richard Obeng Okrah; Assoc. Prof. Nana Akua Anyidoho; Mr. Michael Owusu Ansah;, Prof Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, , Dr. Samuel N. Nkumban, Mr. Kwame Amo Ntow Fianko; Mr. Adofo Yaw Kwakye, and Mr. Kenneth Botchwey.
Four other council members are yet to be appointed.