Prof. Akosua Adomako Ampofo.
The Public University Bill which is seeking to curb financial scandal in public Universities when passed into law by the government will not solve any problem, rather compound the situation from bad to worse.
“The bill (Public University Bill) seeks to fix something that is not broken, it will introduce a whole new set of problems we (universities) are currently not grappling with”, a lecturer at the University of Ghana (UG), Prof. Akosua Adomako Ampofo.
According to Prof. Akosua Adomako Ampofo, the universities have well regulated systems which help them manage their funds better than many of the public institutions therefore no need for the government to introduce a new law.
“We can count the number of financial scandals in our Universities history of 60 or so years on one or two hands. But take our own ministries, who should oversee us, year after year we listen to the Auditor General, and you see the financial scandals that are there,” she said on Newsfile on Saturday.
Institutions like the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), the Ministry of Finance, the Auditor General and the Criminal Code are all available to see the universities stay in check when it comes to their financial duties, Prof Adomako Ampofo said.