President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said government is currently securing funding to construct some five Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) universities across the country.
President Akufo-Addo disclosed this during his delivery of the State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Wednesday, 30 March 2022.
The President said: “Government is in the process of securing financing for the construction of 5 Stem universities in 5 new regions".
“That is Western-North, Savanna, North-East, Ahafo and Oti regions.”
He further disclosed plans by the government to turn the Bonsu campus of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development into an independent University, with a focus on engineering.
According to him, steps are being taken to turn the planned Bonsu campus of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development into a stand-alone independent university focused on the study of engineering.
He added: “Construction of this campus is said to begin in the next 3 months.”