The Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) has lamented that there is the decline in academic freedom in public universities.
The Association in a statement allege that there is political interference in university governance and overregulation by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC).
GAUA has therefore called for the protection of academic freedom by upholding the legal documents governing universities.
GAUA slammed politicians and government appointees in a statement dated December 11 for abusing their political power to control university operations at the expense of following the rules and regulations governing the creation of public universities.
In addition, GAUA charged that GTEC had disregarded these court records, claiming that this constituted a breach of academic freedom.
It further reacted to the new directives by GTEC, saying they would negatively impact the conditions of service for non-teaching senior members in public universities.
Read the full statement below