Private University Founders, Chancellors form Association to champion cause
The meeting brought together ten private universities owners and chancellors, who pledged their commitment to form the Association.
The team, however, was set to adopt a name, logo and constitution in two weeks as they reconvene on January 27, 2023 to agree on foundational issues, including maiden elections of leaders.
Dr Paul Kofi Fynn, Chancellor of Wisconsin International University College Ghana, said they were bedeviled with a myriad of challenges, hence their resolve to form an association to tackle them.
He said the Association would offer them a united front to enable them to influence the formulation and implementation of government policies on tertiary education.
Dr Fynn said they were always left out in negotiations between their universities and government institutions, saying, the Association would enable them to also meet with Government and state actors of their sector.
He said their voice was not being heard in negotiations involving tertiary education in the country, hence they were always in the background.
Dr Fynn said the Vice Chancellors Association of universities, which always had the chance to meet decision makers, was only interested in negotiating on their conditions of service and not the needs of the universities.
This, he stressed, had brought to the fore the need for them to be united as university founders and fight for the needs of their institutions.
The ten universities that met to agree to the formation of the Association included the Wisconsin International University College Ghana; Regent University College of Science and Technology; All Nations University; Kings University College; Garden City University College, and Jackson Educational Complex.
The rest were DataLink Institute of Business and Technology; Nobel International Business School; MountCrest University College, and Spiritan University College.