Asantehene advocates tax incentives for private varsities

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has urged the government to consider giving tax incentives to private tertiary institutions in the country.

According to him, such support would help private tertiary institutions to expand their facilities in order to admit more qualified students.

The Asantene was speaking at the first congregation and inaugural ceremony of the Christ Apostolic University College in Kumasi.

He also appealed to proprietors of private tertiary institutions to make their tuition fees affordable so that more Ghanaians could acquire.

The Asantehene said: “The legacy anybody can leave for his or her children is education,” and urged Ghanaians to, as a matter of urgency, prioritise the education of their children in order for them to have a brighter future.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu also urged private tertiary institutions to ensure that graduates who pass out of their institutions were people with “multiple and relevant skills who can easily be employed”.

“I wish to emphasis on the need for present-day institutions to tailor their programmes to produce graduates with the vocational and entrepreneurial capability to enable them to set out their own businesses after graduation,” he said.

The Asantehene urged the government to consider making entrepreneurship a course of study in the tertiary institutions.

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