One Of KNUST's 6000 Deferred Students Says He Failed To Pay His Fees Because He Invested The Money

One Of KNUST's 6000 Deferred Students Says He Failed To Pay His Fees Because He Invested The Money

  • A gentleman who is a student at KNUST has revealed that he failed to pay his school fees because he invested the money
  • According to him, he expected to make returns on his investment before any serious action would be taken by the school but that did not happen
  • He is one of the 6,000 students who have been deferred by the school simply because they failed to pay their school fees

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One of the students at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology who was affected by the mass deferment of learners who failed to pay their fees has revealed why he failed to meet the deadline.

In a short interview TV3 News, the gentleman mentioned that his parents actually gave him the full amount for his school fees but he decided to invest it in a business with the hope that returns will be made on it in the near future.

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"My parents are actually not aware of this but I invested my school fees in a business. I did not think this directive by the school will come so soon. I wanted to make some returns before paying the money. I blame myself," he said.
Photo of student at KNUST and the school
Collage of KNUST student and KNUST Photo credit: TV3 Ghana via Facebook;
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How Ghanaians are reacting to this

Below were some comments Ghanaians shared under the video.

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Olyvia Dayana III said:

This isn't funny, in the end, you are affirming the university's claim and it's poor students who genuinely don't have much to pay on time, who'll suffer.

Caleb Calvin Akwetey-Addo indicated:

The reasons why these 6000 students couldn't pay their fees never make sense to me. Even if some will do that they can't be more than 20%. These are just strategies to not let people blame the inability for the students to pay their fees to the current hardship in the country.

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Hanniel Mensah mentioned:

How he said the profit made me laugh, This guy was surely confidential in that business he claims he entered

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Thousands Of KNUST Students Deferred For Allegedly Using Fees For Sports Betting

As previously reported, thousands of students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been deferred after allegedly using their fees for sports betting and other activities.

In an earlier notice, the university had warned that students who fail to pay at least 70% of their school fees by April 7, 2022, would have their programs deferred automatically.

Although the automatic deferment did not start on the given date, students say they have received messages on April 19, 2022, that their programs have been deferred for failing to meet the minimum requirements of the university’s fee policy.

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