The University Teachers Association(UTAG) has called on government to immediately lift the ban on recruitment of lecturers, and allow the universities the free hand to recruit periodically in accordance with the Acts that established the universities.
This according to the association is the standard practice all over the world.
President John Dramani Mahama recently announced the approval of 1,018 academic staff for recruitment in all the public universities in the country.
He said he had tasked the Public Services Commission, to prepare the necessary documents to facilitate its implementation to beef up the academic staffing of the institutions.
However, the president of UTAG, Dr. Harry Lawson Agbanu addressing a Press conference today on the freeze on staff recruitment expressed the association’s discontent in the number of staff approved for recruitment by government across-board.
The numbers which were presented to government for approval as demanded by the public universities, according to the President was reduced drastically and therefore could suffice the gap in staffing in their various institutions presently.
On the back of the concerns, the various universities have been asked to consider scaling down drastically the number of fresh students being considered for admissions.