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No PhD, no job!

Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh

Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh,  recently announced that if a lecturer has no PhD, he or she cannot teach in any university in Ghana.

According to him, “Now if you do not hold a PhD, you will not be able to teach in a university,” the Education Minister said at the Meet The Press series on Tuesday, 20th November 2018, caveating, however, that: “But most of the lecturers in our colleges of education do not hold PhD. So, we are giving them time to improve their knowledge through the British government support”.

According to an ace lecturer, Dr Da Costa Aboagye in an exclusive interview, the policy of “No PhD, No Job” is ill- thought –out, hostile and unachievable in any university in the world.

Dr Aboagye, one of the assessors of the United Kingdom National Academic Excellent Frameworks at University of West London said, the policy is over-ambitious, short-sighted and could deprive Ghanaian universities of experienced professionals capable of teaching at that level.

Speaking in an interview, Dr Aboagye noted such a policy will only broaden the lecturer to student ratio in Ghanaian universities.

“Why would we want to do this as a country with limited human resources at the university level? What is a lecturer to university student ratio?” he quizzed.


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