5 New regions to get universities — Dr Bawumia

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said that government has intended to establish universities that will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics(STEM) education in five of the newly created regions.

The five regions which were created in 2019 are Western North, Savannah, North East, Ahafo and Oti.

Dr. Bawumia announced this at the inauguration of the Academic City University at Agbogba in Accra yesterday[August 17, 2022].

He said the government was committed to adopting a coherent, well-articulated and holistic policy framework that would enable the tertiary educational system in the country to meet the needs of a learning society and also propel a knowledge-driven economy.

He said it was in line with that objective that some educational reforms and policies had been implemented over the years to reorientate the system to develop a critical mass of assertive and empowered citizens.