Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) has cautioned tertiary Institutions over fees and charges for the 2022/2023 academic year.
Prof. Mohammed Salifu, Director-General of the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) in a letter to all tertiary institutions said;
“Our letter dated 16th December, 2022 on the above subject refers. In the said letter, we communicated the approval by the Parliament of Ghana for Public Tertiary Education Institutions to charge fees for the 2022/2023 Academic Year based on a maximum of 15% upward adjustment of fees charged in the 2021/2022 Academic Year.”
“Since the release of the letter, the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission has received numerous petitions from students and other individuals about Universities allegedly charging fees far in excess of the maximum 15% increase on the 2021/2022 fees.”
“This is to kindly remind all Public Tertiary Education Institutions to abide strictly by the approval given. Any increases above the approved rate shall be in direct contravention of the Fees and Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2022 (Act 1080), and likely to attract sanctions from the Parliament of Ghana.”
“At the request of the students, we further kindly advise the Management of the institutions to consider accepting a 50% part-payment of fees to enable the student to register at the beginning of the year, with a specific payment plan agreed for the balance to be paid, based on individual circumstances.
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“This is to provide flexible terms of payment and reduce fee-default rate amongst students with genuine financial challenges.”