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The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and TrustAfrica, Senegal held a National Summit on Tertiary Education in Ghana on the theme: “Crafting a National Vision and Plan for the 21st Century” in Accra from November 2 to 4, 2016.
One hundred and fifty persons selected from tertiary education institutions, civil-society organizations, think-tanks, ministries/departments/agencies, private sector, Parliament and the media participated in the summit.
The conference was addressed by the following personalities: Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Hon. Minister of Education, Prof. C.N.B Tagoe, Chairman of the National Council for Tertiary Education and former vice-chancellor, University of Ghana, Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, former vice-chancellor, University of Education, Winneba, Prof. I. Addae-Mensah, former vice-chancellor, University of Ghana, Prof. J.S.K Ayim, former Vice-Chancellor, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Dr. Omano Edigheji, Consultant/Advisor, TrustAfrica, Senegal.
The objective of the National Summit is to offer opportunity for stakeholders to:
- Make recommendations to inform the development of a National Vision and Plan for Tertiary Education;
- Propose an implementation framework; and
- Provide inputs on tertiary education to inform the long-term national development plan for the nation being developed by the National Development Planning Commission.
We, the participants in the National Summit on Tertiary Education in Ghana;
Having discussed critical issues in tertiary education, such as funding, internationalization, diversification and
differentiation, quality, private participation, research and postgraduate education;
Recognising the critical role of tertiary education in personal mobility, skill training and overall national development;
Acknowledging that Ghana is gradually emerging as a hub for tertiary education in the West African region; and
Resolving that the tertiary education in Ghana should rank among the best in world.