Ghana ministry of education has erupted another hullabaloo opening pundits box for concern citizens to share their view.
The Minister for Education head by Matthew Opoku Prempeh has asserted that government is considering reducing the time spent on pursuing undergraduate degree program at universities from 4 years to 3 years.
Education minister Hon.Matthew O. Prempeh, speaking at the 2019 Danquah Institute Leadership lecture under the theme: “World Class Education and Imperative for the Next Generation of Leaders,” Matthew Opoku Prempeh said he gathered an information that, the University of Ghana originally ran three-year-long degree programs with the first year dedicated to general studies whose exams are non-scoring while the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology also take three years.
“Because we have learnt [from] our history, they took two years in doing a degree in the University of Ghana. KNUST took three years because at the University of Ghana, they had a first university exam that was non-scoring and still came out with PhDs,” the minister explained.
Honourable Matthew Prempeh said, countries all over the world, it takes three years to complete undergraduate degree program, it is very unfortunate that our country happens to be part of the few countries instigating undergraduates to enroll for four years to attain a degree.
“Everywhere in the world, undergrad is three years not four years, why should we spend four years doing undergrad? We will sit down with the university lecturers and challenge them, because Ghana is not an island. Government is committed at enhancing technical and vocational education as it has outlined in its campaign manifesto.
” the minister said”.
Author: Mensah Kingsley
Editor: Sam Icon