Don’t Pay Fees For 2017/2018 Yet – USAG Tells Students

The University Students Association of Ghana (USAG) has called on all students of public tertiary institutions not to pay their recently increased fees for the 2017/2018 academic year until Parliament approves the increase.

In a statement dated 7th August, 2017 and copied to GhCampus.com, the leadership of the association are calling for an urgent parliamentary review and scrutiny of fees for the 2017/2018 academic year before students pay.

Read statement below:

7/08/17

PRESS RELEASE

RE: WITHHOLD THE PAYMENT OF FEES UNTIL IT GETS PARLIAMENTARY APPROVAL.-USAG

The University Students’ Association of Ghana-USAG, in a press conference few days ago called for an urgent parliamentary review and scrutiny of fees for the 2017/2018 academic year before students are made to pay.

Alarmed that university education in the next few decades will be a privilege and not a right as enshrined in the 1992 constitution of Ghana, We the undersigned student leaders wish to join the call by USAG that all Vice Chancellors must seek parliamentary approval of fees through the National Council for Tertiary Education as required by the Fees and Charges Act 2009 (Act 793) before it is passed on to students to pay.

We wish to equally plead with the minister of education to take steps to expedite the ratification of fees by the parliamentary select committee on education to ensure that students pay for the right amount of fees.

We further request in utmost humility that Vice Chancellors of various Universities should from hence take steps to give out the breakdown of component items that constitute fees to their students so as to have the right knowledge about what exactly they are paying for.

Education must forever be a right; right for all, and as such effective measures must be adopted to ensure it remains reasonably affordable for all regardless of one’s financial or social standing.

In the spirit of solidarity with our mother union-(USAG), we wish to further direct our students in the various public universities to withhold the payment of fees until it gets parliamentary approval with breakdown of components published on various universities websites for the perusal of students.

HAMZA MOHAMMED SHERIF
SRC PRESIDENT- UMAT
0200556025

KIPO MANTU NORBERT
SRC PRESIDENT-UDS TAMALE
0509149677

MOHAMMED L.A JARAH
SRC PRESIDENT-UDS WA
0246737884

AMOAH EBENEZER
SRC PRESIDENT-UDS NYANKPALA
055 413 3823

OFORI ADU SAMUEL
Ag. SRC PRESIDENT-UDS NAVRONGO
054 517 6236

CLIFFORED JOSEPH TUFFOUR
SRC PRESIDENT-UEW-KUMASI
0241868031

AYAMBIRE A. JOSEPH
SRC PRESIDENT-UEW-AJUMAKO
024580500

PATRICK AGYEI
SRC PRESIDENT-UEW-WINNEBA
055 300 6946

NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFFO-ADDO
SRC PRESIDENT-UG CITY CAMPUS
024 197 5163

NLASON ISAAC
NUGS PRESIDENT-UHAS HO
0544603071

SODOKE ERNEST EWOENAM
NUGS PRESIDENT- UHAS HOHOE
0200171733

PIOUS AFRANE
CENTRAL SRC PRESENT-UHAS
024 169 0273

TONY HENRY ARTHUR
SRC PRESIDENT-UCC
0546170490

DAVID DANNAH
SRC PRESIDENT- KNUST
054 233 1017

OTTING AWUAH DANNIEL
SRC PRESIDENT-UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
054 090 2132

VICTOR FOSU BOAMAH
SRC PRESIDENT-UENR
0202088810

FRANCIS DONKOR
SRC PRESIDENT-UEW-MAMPONG 0503352918

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