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Even though there seems to be a continuous brawl between the TUC and Industrial and Commercial Workers Union, ICU, the Ghanaian Times does not believe the problems are insurmountable. According to the paper, the two institutions have been the mouthpiece in workers of the country and have resolved complex issues amicably, so it wonders why it is difficult for them to resolve their own problems. The paper is therefore happy that the General Secretary of the TUC, Dr Yaw Baah says the TUC’s doors will remain open for the ICU to re-affiliate with the TUC. The paper believes dialogue is the way to go and urges all well-meaning Ghanaians, particularly organised labour to intervene in the matter and mediate in the fracas to bring an end to the unhealthy disagreements. The Times is also counting on government, the clergy and Civil Society Organisations to also step in to bring an end to the impasse.

The Daily Graphic believes that opportunities must be expanded for many of the country’s graduates from Secondary School to make it to the highest level of learning. According to the paper, the benefits of university education to the development of the country cannot be discounted. It therefore sides with President Akufo-Addo when he prompted Vice Chancellors across the country to prepare to absorb the anticipated increase in applicants. The paper therefore welcomes news that KNUST is putting in place infrastructure to create 23,000 additional spaces for the intake of the first batch of free SHS students. The Graphic believes the move is positive and proactive and commends the KNUST authorities for the initiative and calls on other universities to do same. It also calls government and the Ministry of Education to put measures in place now to cater for the potential increase in enrollment.

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