Professor Kwesi Yankah.

The Minister of State in-charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, says private Universities are responding to the growing social demands for education and offering great relief to a good number of students who otherwise could not have received University degrees.

Prof. Yankah said this in an address read on his behalf by the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Professional and Technician Examination, Mrs. Sheila Naah-Boamah at the 42nd congregation of Christian Service University College in Kumasi.

460 students graduated at the ceremony.

Prof. Yankah said private Universities are driving competition thereby promoting beneficial innovations and creativity.

He asked that even as these Universities admit a chunk of students who cannot gain admission to public Universities, they should not compromise on quality teaching.

The President of the University, Prof. Samuel Afrane said the influx of private Universities has contributed to a decline in the intake of students by the school.

This, according to him has serious repercussions on its finances.

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