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A new tertiary education research fund bill to support research in public universities has been approved by cabinet and is to be laid in parliament for consideration.

The object of the bill is to establish a fund from which lecturers and researchers could access financial support to undertake research in various areas of academia.

When passed into law, it would facilitate the creation of the fund to replace the books and research allowance for lecturers.

The Minister of Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, who disclosed this in Accra yesterday at a national summit on tertiary education, said lecturers were expected to access funds financial support from the fund for their research work.

Held on the theme, “crafting a national vision and plan for the 21st Century”, the three-day event brought together educationists and stakeholders to draft a national plan for tertiary education.

The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education is organising the summit with the support of Trust Africa, Senegal.

It is under the theme: “Crafting a National Vision and Plan for the 21st Century”,

In a statement issued in Accra, and signed by Mrs. Hilda Asante, the Head of Public Relations and Documentation of the NCTE, said the summit was a follow-up to the National Policy Dialogue on Tertiary Education, which was held in 2013.

The statement said the Summit would offer an opportunity for stakeholders to make recommendations not only to inform the draft National Vision and Plan for Tertiary Education, but also propose an implementation framework.

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