Students of UG protest against high tuition fees

Students of UG protest against high tuition fees

- University of Ghana students complain about high school fees

- The students have petitioned the Speaker of parliament over the high tuition fees

Some students of the University of Ghana (UG), Accra City Campus, have sounded out their displeasure about the seemingly exorbitant fees being charged by the school.

With fees for the next academic year just some weeks away from being announced, the students have protested what they term as an insensitive increment in their tuition fees.

Students of UG protest against high tuition fees

The UG, Accra City Campus library block

The agitations, they say, are borne out of the fact that students at the Accra City Campus pay far higher fees than their colleagues on the main UG campus in Legon.

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The school authorities, they believe, have not been fair to them and are calling for a review of the tuition fees for the next academic year or have a petition served to Parliament.

“The University of Ghana, Accra City campus, has always been charged a lot of fees, an exorbitant amount of increment that has left in one way or the other students to defer their courses and most of them to discontinue their academic journey,” the SRC President of the City Campus, Nana Akufo-Addo, said in an interview with Class FM.
“…..We want to submit a petition to the office of the Speaker of Parliament that we should reconsider, through the subsidiary legislation committee of parliament and pursuant to Article 793 of Ghana’s Act of Parliament, to at least consider a review.
“That is, allow the university authorities to submit the fees to Parliament for effective deliberations and if things turn out to be the same, then it will be enough for us to pay. But as it stands now, I’ve made it clear to students that all of them should refrain from payment for now until this is resolved.”

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The spokesperson of the students, Avemegah Julius Kobla, also added that the student body was tired of having to pay exorbitant fees, adding that the situation was “disheartening”.

He went on to stress that school authorities had been unfairly increasing the tuition fees “for years and now we don’t want to take it at all.”

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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