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The Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye, has bemoaned the over-politicisation of every national issue in the country, including education.
According to him, every issue was seen in the lenses of either the National Democratic Congress (NDC) or the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and oftentimes, the real substance of important issues was sacrificed on the altar of politics.

Prof. Teye was speaking at the annual Harmattan School of the UDS organised by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Consultancy Services (IIRaCS), a research wing of the UDS, on the theme: “Depoliticising Education for National Development: The Role of Academia, Civil Society Organisations and Development Partners” in Tamale last Wednesday.

A new book entitled Crossing the Divide has been touted as one of the few publications whose authorship and publication was entirely through a south cooperation.

The book that was launched at the University of Cape Coast [UCC] on Tuesday presents accounts of precarious work and the future of labour in Ghana, India and South Africa.

The traditional labour market is shrinking, forcing people to explore other means of employment. In the neo-liberal globalized world, outsourced labour is increasing whilst traditional labour opportunities diminish.

The Central Regional Commercial Manager of the Ghana Water Company Limited [GWCL], Mr. Steven Amihere says the alleged water shortage in some areas of the Cape Coast Metropolis is false.

Reports were rife on Monday that areas like Aquarium, Apewosika, Abease and Aboom within the Cape Coast Metropolis were facing an acute water shortage.

Members of the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) at the Takoradi Technical University TTU have called for the immediate withdrawal of the Technical Universities Amendment Bill 2007 which is currently before parliament.

They contend if the amendment is carried out it will expand the functions of the National Council for Technical Education to take over the functions of governing councils of technical universities.

They made the call at a news conference in Takoradi through the Takoradi local chairman of the Technical Universities Association of Ghana (TUTAG), Peter Awuni Seidu.