The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) branch at the University of Energy and Natural Resources at Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region have accused government of treating the university unfairly.
According to them, the current state of the university is nothing to write about.
The University, since its establishment in 2011, has not seen any expansion in the area of infrastructure.
All infrastructure projects funded by the GETFUND have stalled.
In an interview with Accra based Citi FM, Secretary of UTAG at UENR, Dr. Samuel Fosu Gyasi maintained that the bad state of infrastructure in the school has made it extremely difficult to hold lectures for its growing students population.
Dr. Gyasi further accused successive governments of treating the University of Health and Allied Sciences at Ho better.
“We were established in the same year with UHAS. The government was supposed to give us 10 million cedis as endowment fund to start the university, but that money has never come. We hear UHAS has been given extra 2 million cedis, UENR did not have any. How do you teach without infrastructure? The only leverage we have is that we are blessed with lecturers with good background. The earlier the government comes to our aid the better by building laboratories and lecture theatres,”
This is not the first time governments have been accused of treating UHAS better with regards to infrastructure development.
At the 12th Congregation ceremony of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Dr. Modestus Fosu, who was at the time Acting Rector also accused government of preferential treatment.