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The Minister of State in-charge-of-Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, has warned that many of Ghana’s private universities are in danger of collapse.

One of the signs of this danger is in the unused capacity within the private tertiary sector, the Minister noted on the Citi Breakfast Show.

The Provost of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Prof. Livingstone K. Sam-Amoah, has observed that any country that depends on agricultural production as basis for industrial development is most likely to fail if irrigation is not part of the development plan.

“Indeed in some in some parts of the world, irrigation remains the dividing line between abundant food and no food at all. Irrigated agriculture represents 20 percent of the total cultivated land, but contributes 40 percent of the total produced worldwide,” he noted.

Prof. Sam-Amoah made these observations when he delivered his inaugural lecture on the topic “Ensuring Food Security: Damming the Waters or Damning our Future?” at the School of Medical Sciences Auditorium.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has received a Colombian delegation, led by Her Excellency Claudia Turbay Quintero, the Colombian Ambassador to Ghana, at the Council Chamber.

The delegation, which included the Vice-Chancellor of the Universidad del Rosario, Prof. Manuel Restrepo, called on the Vice-Chancellor to hold talks on how the two institutions could collaborate in the areas of mobility of staff and students, basic sciences, medicine and law.

The rest are clinical practice of history, psychology and research.

Dr. Kofi Amegah, a lecturer at the Department of Biological Sciences, has suggested to University Management to reserve some positions for leading researchers in the University.

“Maybe, we can adopt Goodall’s suggestion by reserving some positions for leading researchers in the University so that if you aspire to that position you know what it takes. For instance, we can have two Vice-Deans and two Pro-Vice-Chancellor positions - one for academics and the other for research,” he said.

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