The vice Dean of Students (DOS) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr. Otchere Addai Mensah has advised government to not give consideration to the debate on cutting undergraduate education to three years.
Speaking on a radio show in Kumasi, Dr Mensah explained that, the quality of university education will be affected and that will be dangerous for the country.
He however lauded government on starting the debate on the reviewing the curriculum of education in the country.
Dr Mensah said he hoped effort would be put into restructuring curriculum and providing infrastructure rather than dwell on the number of years spent at the university by students for their first degree programmes.
In his view, the only way by which the universities can adopt the three-year system is to strengthen the Senior High School (SHS) to produce candidates who may be able capable to adjust to the three years without any hitches.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempreh has revealed that government is considering the reduction of .
He said if successful, the duration for university education will be reduced from the current four years to three years.
Dr. Opoku Prempeh explained that government is planning on meeting with lecturers to discuss the possible reduction.
Speaking at the 2019 Danquah Institute Leadership lecture, the Minister noted that the reason is because all around the world, University education is for a three year period.
He said Ghana is one of the very few countries who are still practicing the four year system of University education.
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