MoE Meet the Press - July 2019

Policies, Legislations and Regulations

Government is introducing various reforms in the education sector. As part of the measures to consolidate these, it is imperative that these reforms have legislative backing.

It must be recalled that Parliament passed the Technical Universities Bill into law (Act 922) in 2016 converting six Polytechnics into Technical Universities. Tamale and Cape Coast Polytechnics could not complete the process of conversion.

The two Polytechnics were not included in the initial list of six (6) recommended for conversion to Technical Universities according to the requirements listed in the Second Schedule of the Act.

Following the agreed procedures, however, they subsequently applied for reassessment to clarify parts of the law that made implementation difficult.

The object of the Bill is to revise the law relating to public library services and to establish the Library Services Agency to provide, equip, manage and maintain public libraries at the national, regional and district levels.

The purpose of this Bill is to establish the Ghana Book Development Agency to oversee the development, regulation and effective planning of the book industry in Ghana.

The purpose of this Bill is to establish the University of Technology and Applied Sciences to be an outstanding internationally acclaimed applied research and practical-oriented educational institution, dedicated to the development of technology and applied sciences to be located in Navrongo.

The object of this Bill is to establish the S. D. Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies as a public tertiary institution in Wa in the Upper West region to be an outstanding internationally acclaimed applied research and practical-oriented educational institution, dedicated to the development of business and integrated development studies.

The purpose of this Bill is to establish a Chartered Institute for Human Resource Management to regulate the practice of human resource management.

The purpose of the Bill is to establish the Chartered Institute of Bankers (Ghana) to promote the advancement of banking and regulate the practice of the banking profession in the country.

The object of the Bill is to establish the Alternative Education Agency to provide for educational programmes outside the formal education system.

This bill aims to merge the Ghana Institute of Journalism, the National Film and Television Institute and the Ghana Institute of Languages into one university to be known as University of Media Arts and Communication

A specialised University to be established with the aim of producing teachers who are equipped with the requisite knowledge, skills and aptitudes to train TVET students in the second-cycle level of education.


The University will be situated at the current campus of the University of Education, Winneba in Kumasi (UEW-K) and have additional campuses at the 10 Colleges of Education that offer TVET training

The purpose of this Bill is to establish the Ghana National Commission for UNESCO by an Act of Parliament to carry out the aims and objectives of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organisation and to provide for related matters.

The purpose of this Bill is to establish a Ghana National Research Fund to provide for funds to support, promote and publicise research, technology generation and innovation in tertiary education and research institutions, and to provide for related matters.

The purpose of this Bill is to establish the Ghana Technology University as a public tertiary institution to provide education in Information Communication Technology.

The object of this Bill is to provide for a decentralised pre-tertiary education system and an educational system to produce individuals with the requisite knowledge, skills and values to become functional and productive citizens for national development, to establish a Technical and Vocational Education and Training Service and to provide for related matters.

The Education Regulatory Bill, 2018 is split into six parts. The purpose of the Bill is to establish regulatory bodies to regulate the education sector in Ghana effectively and efficiently.

This purpose of this Bill is to establish the Chartered Institute of Marketing to regulate marketing professionals locally and to provide the statutory authority for the operations of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

A new bill to establish The Institute of Chartered Accountants to regulate the accountancy profession and practice and to provide for the conduct of examinations by the Institute and for related matters and repealing the old Act.

The purpose of the Public Universities Bill is to provide the procedure for the establishment of Public Universities, principles of management of Public universities, the legal status of Public universities, the procedure for financing Public universities and administration and supervision of the activities of Public universities and related matters.