The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) says calls for students to pay utility bills will not be considered.
The decision by the student council follows government's earlier announcement that public universities and polytechnics should pay their own utilities bills - a development which has forced school authorities to redirect the costs to the students. President of the SRC at UCC, Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo, stated that the university is only trying to pass some of its debts to students as utility bills stating that his outfit had made their plans of not to paying utility bills known to government
“There was a stakeholders meeting with the government and all the stakeholders including students and our position remains unchanged. We are still waiting for an official communique from government to tell all University management that we shouldn’t pay,” he stated.
Following Ghana's energy crisis, government had called on all public institutions to pay for their own utility bills as part of efforts to reduce the debt burden.