21.02.2012 Press Release

PRESS RELEASE by the Private Universities Association of Ghana (PUSAG)

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The National Executives of the Private Universities Association of Ghana (PUSAG) wishes to state its position on the supposed ban of all political activities on the campus of Catholic University College. We wish to state that by the facts on the ground we side with the good Professor on that call. According to Prof. James Hawkins Ephraim, he and the entire management of the university are becoming more worried about the infiltration and ethnic divisions on campus as a result of the activities of these parties.

He acknowledged Article 21(e) of the 1992 constitution by saying that the university will not infringe on anybody's right. According to him the measure is to ensure that the current developments of political activities on campus do not affect students' primary reason of studying, as well as preventing any ethnic divisions among students in the future.

PUSAG will therefore wish to state however that if the leadership of the various political groupings on campus can manage the issues raised by the university, then a compromise could be reached through dialogue for the future.

PUSAG will like also to use this platform to warn all students' bodies including NUGS to stay clearly away from all issues affecting the private universities.

We want to state that the leadership of the private university, PUSAG, is capable of managing the affairs of its members and will need no assistance in the form of issuing statements just as NUGS has tried to do in this matter.

Eric Nii Odartey Lamptey
National Media Executive ( PUSAG)
0246 197 305
Prince Komla Twumasi
National President (PUSAG)
0241 817 300

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