The Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG) has called on the government and Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to halt the implementation of the increment of fees.
GRASAG disclosed their displeasure about the decision to increase the university fees in their letter dated Friday, 30th December 2022. The association said they are displeased with the decision to increase fees by 15% because the increment came at the “time when Ghanaians are experiencing worst economic conditions.”
The letter also pinpointed some possible outcomes students foresee if the new fees is implemented.
GRASAG let it out that “many students spoke about the possibility of them dropping out of school due to their inability to deal with the increment.”
Based on the above, GRASAG is by this release calling on Government and Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to halt the implementation of this increment indefinitely to allow for further engagements with all relevant stakeholders, including Student Unions.”
“The government should also ensure that all fees charged by universities are standardized in order to avoid the problem of individual university administrations unilaterally deciding on the margin of fee increment without recourse to the Parliament-approved fees.”