In the late 1970s, the government opened the sluice gate for private participation in tertiary education. Since then, private and some parastatal institutions have established tertiary institutions. For example, the Seventh Day Adventist Church established the Valley View University at Oyibi in 1979, as one of the private universities in Ghana to be granted national accreditation.

Thirty agricultural technologies, including the release of high-yielding varieties of crops to ensure increased food production in the country, have been developed through the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP).The programme completes the first phase of the 10-year adaptability initiative by the WAAPP. The second phase ends next year.

CSIR-SARI RELEASE HYBRIDS MAIZE THROUGH MAIZE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME : The Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is mandated to provide farmers in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions with appropriate technologies to increase their food and fibre crop production based on a sustainable production system which maintains and/or increases soil fertility.

Six new improved cassava varieties developed by the Crops Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to boost the nation’s food security and meet emerging industry demands, had officially been introduced.

PROJECT TO CONVERT WASTE INTO RENEWABLE ENERGY IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS : The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), will this year, roll out a national programme that seeks to convert human waste of 800 senior high schools into renewable energy sources.

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