Government to partner private universities for quality education – President Mahama

President John Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday said the government would partner private universities to provide quality education for the youth.

This, he said, would reduce the yawning gap between the private and public universities and to provide workable solutions for quality education in the coming years.

President Mahama said this when he addressed students of All Nations University College in Koforidua as part of his three-day campaign tour of the Eastern Region.

During his stay in the region, the President would also address rallies in all the constituencies of the region, inspect and inaugurate development projects and hold meetings with the party leadership.

The President said there was no need to discriminate against private educational institutions since they are all serving students and pledged to offer more collaboration that would bring mutual benefits to both private and public universities.

He said his administration would not discriminate anybody on grounds of ethnicity, political or religion, but would rather inspire all Ghanaians to unite for rapid growth and development for future generations.

President Mahama called for the support of all Ghanaians to move the economy beyond its current level and accelerate growth in all the sectors of the economy.

On the December polls, president Mahama said the government in collaboration with the Electoral Commission and the security agencies, had put in place measures that would ensure a successful and peaceful election.

“While, government has adequately resourced the Electoral Commission and the security agencies, we also expect that you as electorate conduct yourselves well to avert any election related violence,” he added.

He said the government would also provide job opportunities to the youth under the Young Entrepreneurs Programme where the youth would be provided with financial support for training to become self-reliant and employers.

President Mahama said such programmes would also reduce the over reliance of young graduates on the government sector and promote self employment.

Mr Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, the Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, said apart from the National Democratic Congress, no other political party could provide social interventions that could transform the living standards of Ghanaians.

He appealed to them to vote massively for the NDC to continue and complete all the good projects that were initiated by the late President John Evans Atta Mills.

Source: GNA

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