Education according to the 1992 constitution of Ghana is supposed to be affordable at all levels and easily accessible to all Ghanaians.
This fuse into the broad view of the National Union of Ghana Students as has been espoused clearly in the union’s motto as ” Education, a RIGHT, not a PRIVILEGE”.
Education therefore at all levels must be extremely accessible and affordable to all Ghanaians living anywhere and schooling everywhere and not a privilege to some elite few.
It is in view of this that the leadership of the National Union of Ghana Students welcome the good news of government’s resolve to scrap the 25% ‘killer’ tax that was imposed on private universities in the country.
In as much as we think as a union that some operators of private universities are doing a business and need to pay tax, we also believe that the few existing public universities in the country is woefully inadequate to absorb the many students our second cycle institutions churn out yearly.
An incentive therefore for any person or school to help educate our society is therefore a must since we believe “A BROKE SOCIETY IS BETTER THAN AN ILLITERATE SOCIETY” and any country with majority of its citizenry being illiterate is sitting on “A VOLCANIC INDUCED TIMED BOMB AWAITING EXPLOSION”.
It for this reason why previous NUGS executive continued to ‘fight’ with the previous government for its abolishment and on January 13, 2017 the current leadership of NUGS met with the Education Minister on the abolishment of the 25% corporate tax on private universities. we wish to express our profound gratitude to the Akufo-Addo led government for heeding to our plea.
We therefore express our profound gratitude to the government and the ministry of education.
Education continues to be a RIGHT, not a PRIVILEGE.
(Press & Information Secretary)
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