Prof. Anamuah-Mensah advocates national policy on distance education

A former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah is advocating a national policy on distance education.

According to him, universities in the country should push government to institute the policy to expand access to tertiary education.

He was speaking at an Education Forum at the University of Cape Coast.

The educationist expressed regret that just 12% of students leaving senior high school has access to tertiary education – a situation he said was worrying.

Regional correspondent, Richard Kwadwo Nyarko reports the Professor as saying that both public and private tertiary institutions must “adopt distance learning as an alternative mode of instruction.”

Vice-Chancellor of the University of the University of Cape Coast, Prof. DD Kupole, said it was about Ghanaians changed their perception about distance learning.

“This forum is also to remove every misconception and make the programme (distance learning) acceptable and all-embracing to the whole nation,” he stated.

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