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Letter From The President: No Free University

Mon, 9 Aug 2004 Source: Fukuor, J. A.

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents,
you know I don?t like childish nonsense. I hate it whether it?s coming from a child or an adult who has failed to grow up. Some children in this country are annoying me. I have heard them making so much noise on radio and television, saying things which leave a sour taste in my mouth.

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents,
you know I don?t like childish nonsense. I hate it whether it?s coming from a child or an adult who has failed to grow up. Some children in this country are annoying me. I have heard them making so much noise on radio and television, saying things which leave a sour taste in my mouth.
I am talking here about the ?children? in our universities. They have been picketing of late, demanding free education even at the university level. It?s all because the authorities at the University of Ghana have decided to increase fees, and justifiably so. These days, I get so angry when I see militant students demanding free university education. My soul bleeds when I hear supposedly educated people opposing any attempt to charge ?realistic? fees for university education. I don?t blame them, though. I blame it all on Kwame Nkrumah. Thanks to his policy, I was educated the university level free of charge.

Columnist: Fukuor, J. A.