The Private Universities Students Association of Ghana (PUSAG) will on Wednesday present a petition to President John Dramani Mahama, on the need for government to speed up the charter process for private universities.
This PUSAG said should be for private universities that meet the requirements of the National Accreditation Board.
A statement issued by Mr Raphael Apetorgbor, PUSAG Media Relations Officer in Accra and copied to Ghana News Agency on Tuesday.
It said other issues to be petitioned include tax exemption and access to Ghana Education Trust Fund GETFund.
“On tax exemption, the association believes it is unfair for government to tax Private Universities a 25 per cent corporate tax and is calling on the government to reconsider its position.
“The association is further calling on stakeholders to grant her members, the right to access support from the GETFund especially in this time of economic hardship,” it stated.
The statement said students of private universities would converge at the Hearts of Oaks Park on the August 6, at 0900 hours before moving to present the petition to stakeholders.
“It will be recalled that in 2012, the government pledged to improve education in the country, however, two years into this government there are no signs to government’s commitment to improve education,” it said.
The petition urged government to address the numerous challenges bedeviling the nation’s educational sector.
PUSAG was formed in 2005 by five institutions – the Central University College, Methodist University College, Zenith University College, Valley View University and the Pentecost University College.
It has a membership of 38 universities with student population of 250,000. GNA