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University Of Ghana Ordered To Adhere To 15% Increment In Fees

University of Ghana managers have been asked by the Education Minister to adhere to the approved 15% fee increment.

This follows a meeting with managers of some public universities and the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), on January 5.

The meeting followed allegations by the student body that some public universities had increased their fees beyond what parliament approved.

The University of Education, the University of Mines and Technology, and the University of Cape Coast, have welcomed the directive.

In an interview, the Education Minister said all the universities will abide by the 15 percent as mandated by Parliament.

“You have heard from our great university about steps that they have taken in cases where the fees were over 15 percent. They are doing refunds. They want to live within the 15 percent as mandated by Parliament.”

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Ghana, Prof. Gordon Awandare, had blamed the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) for the confusion that surrounded the increment in the facility user fees by the university.

Explaining the current increment, Prof. Awandare argued that nothing illegal had been done by the management of the university. He explained that GTEC got its explanation wrong in its earlier statement on the increment.

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