The National Youth Organizer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), George Opare Addo has called on the Ministry of Education to disappoint them on the issue of the 6000 deferred students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
According to him, it is no longer tenable for the Ministry designated to ensure the welfare of students to sit unconcerned and treat issues like business.
The youth wing of the NDC, in reaction to the deferment of some over 6,000 students has described the situation as a worrying development which has serious implications for the education of the affected students.
The management of KNUST had earlier directed some 6,000 students of the institution to defer their courses due to their inability to pay their fees. According to the school authorities, most of these students have invested their monies into betting, Uber and bakery among others.
Blaming the economic hardship visited upon Ghanaians by the Nana Addo and Bawumia led government, George Opare Addo is asking the management of the institution to be highly considerate of the plight of the students.
He again expressed surprise over the inability of the Student Loan Trust Fund, the agency mandated to offer soft loans for students for such situations, to offer any such relief to students. George indicated that, for the past 3 years, the Fund has not been able to deliver it’s mandate.
George again made it known that, the NDC has reached out to the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) to assist their efforts of salvaging the situation. He indicated that, the NDC will not renege on their efforts in engaging all stakeholders to ensure an amicable solution to the development.