GRASAG Hints Of Demo Over Bursary

[By: Mohammed Rabiu Adam |] The Graduate Students' Association of Ghana (GRASAG) National Secretariat is set to hit the road if Government fails to pay the graduates' bursary and thesis grant for 2016/2017 academic year by January 15.

The National Secretariat is considering this action as the last option since they have exhausted all other means of ensuring that the funds are released. 

The National President Mr Kwame Bonah Osafo-Ampomah disclosed this intention in an exclusive interview with

"We have exhausted all dialogue avenues in this. So if they [Government] fail to do that then it means we are being forced to use other means of communication. Which will mean that we might hit the road," the president said.

In this regard, he hinted that he will discuss with the presidents of member institutions to set up a committee to be on standby for the purpose of a possible demonstration should government and Scholarships Secretariat fail to meet the Jan 15 deadline.

"What l have planned on doing is to have discussion with the institutional presidents who are beneficiaries of this thesis and bursary to form a committee so that we start putting things together. Should they (Scholarship Secretariat) fail, then we would have started something. We don't want to wait till we get there. It's our prayer that we should not get there but then we want to be proactive," he disclosed.

With regards to the new arrangement in relation to the payment, President Bonah pointed out that the Secretariat will proceed to process any institution that will submit the bank details of recommended students.

"This time they are not going to wait for all institutions to submit before they make payment. What they are going to do is that if institution 'A' submits the list today, latest by tomorrow Wednesday it should be able to start receiving money in their account. So with the new system, the onus lies on us as local Presidents to ensure that we get that details for them as soon as possible for them to work on," he said.

On the issue of omission of names of some students from the list of respective institutions at the Scholarships Secretariat, the President said, it is not automatic that once a student's application is submitted, he or she will be recommended.

"Well with the list, l believed that it is the application that we put in. It is not automatic something per the little knowledge l have on this. It is not automatic thing. You put in application for the grant. Not everybody who will be recommended," he stated.

Meanwhile, applicants from University for Development Studies (UDS) were affected by these technical challenges but the president gave his assurance that the challenges are currently rectified at the Scholarships Secretariat.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 09 January 2018 11:40
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