University of Ghana to increase fees from 2021/2022

By | May 26, 2019

University of Ghana to increase fees from academic year


– Dean of Students, Prof. Godfred Bokpin, says the University of Ghana has been under-funded causing undue strain on its finances – Students of the University of Ghana (UG) may have to brace themselves to pay more fees in the next academic year The management of the University of Ghana are set to increase fees for the next academic year, . According to the Dean of Students, Prof. Godfred Bokpin, the premiere university is currently going through financial distress. He told Joy News in an interview that the university is very strained financial because it has been under-funded from government for sometime now. READ ALSO: Mahama come for your stone – Ghanaian women wail Students of the university were agitating because of rumor of possible privatisation of some four halls of residence, following the failure of University Management to pay a ¢43 million loan facility contracted in 2008 for the construction of the halls. The students who spoke to Joy News say they will resist any attempt by University Management to pass on the cost to them. “We won’t pay and we will be bold to defend this just cause like we have done many times, we will resolve this without destroying any property,” one student said. But Prof. Godfred Bokpin debunked the allegations that the university wants to privatise the halls. Instead he said, the university is seriously considering increasing the fees in the next academic year. “There isn’t any firm decision to privatise those halls but that proposal has come up for consideration as the university is looking at various options available to enable it to draw down on these facilities. “Currently, the University does not have a balance sheet and I think increasing fees is available…there is the need to look at the fees students are paying because the university is heavily underfunded by government.”



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