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01-Apr-2019  
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The Haruna Iddrisu-led Minority is scrumptiously blaming the government for the woes on the campuses of our universities.

In their press release which captured the brouhaha on the main campuses of the University of Education, Winneba, the Minority sought to berate the Akufo-Addo administration for interfering in the affairs of the institution and cited the violent agitations which erupted on the campus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to buttress their accusation that government has been consistent with its interference in matters involving our tertiary institutions.

However, facts relating to the causative factors which gave birth to these demonstrations in the two universities are completely worlds apart from the mantra that the present administration is steeped in these agitations.

KNUST was in flames not because the government had interfered in its affairs but because the university authorities had decided to convert a male-dominated hall into a mixed one, a decision the students deemed to be arbitrary and autocratic. Government went into the matter after the violent demonstrations on the campus.

Zeroing in on the University of Education, Winneba, the Minority, once again, deliberately leapt over the underlying causes of the demonstrations in the school.

Suffice it to point out that the Minority, in its own press statement, chronicled the events that led to the impasse between the students and the Vice Chancellor. Nowhere in their statement did they mention that government played a role in the events which transpired in the school. They, largely, put the blame on Professor Anthony Afful Broni and the Chairman of the Governing Council.

It is indecipherable, putting it mildly, that they turn around to rope in the Akufo-Addo administration for fomenting the troubles on the campuses of UEW.

It is logically incongruent their claim that the government has no business in coming into this matter but they have around to ask for the matter to be brought to Parliament! Is Parliament a farm or a church which forms no part of the state?

It is perplexing how a matter which should have no partisan underpinnings is being handled in the same manner by the apostles of ‘No government interference in the affairs of our universities’. Politics should be kept at bay but these same politicians (Minority) are seeking to cash in on the matter by asking for the removal of the Vice Chancellor and the Chairman of the Governing Council.

This is not only opportunistic and timeserving but hypocritical on the part of the Minority to want to enjoy from a tree whose fruits have been deemed forbidden!

The Minority cannot approbate now a topic they reprobated some time ago all in their desirous wish to benefit from this impasse.

P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.
 
 
Source: P.K.Sarpong
 
 

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