Parliament approves 2022/2023 academic fees and charges for tertiary institutions – GTEC

Prof. Mohammed Salifu
Prof. Mohammed Salifu

The Parliament of Ghana has approved Fees and Charges for the 2022/2023 Academic Year for Public Tertiary Education Institutions in Ghana.

The Director-General of the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), Professor Mohammed Salifu has confirmed this in a letter addressing a request of information on the approval of Fees and Charges for the 2022/2023 Academic Year by some stakeholders.

In a letter to Vice Chancellors of Public Universities and Principals of Public Colleges of Education, Professor Mohammed Salifu said, the advice Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) had received is that, alongside the passage of the Fees and Charges  (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2022 (Act 1080), a 15% increase across board was approved by the Parliament of Ghana for all institutions covered by the Act.

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The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission, while explaining the issues around next academic year’s fees and charges said, “Please, be advised therefore that, Fees and Charges applicable in all Public Tertiary Education Institutions for the 2020/2023

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Academic Year may be adjusted by up to a maximum of 15% of the last approved rates.”


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“Please, refer to the Second Schedule of the Act 1080 for the baseline figures for your guidance. For the avoidance of doubt, any adjustments made to the Fees and Charges must not exceed 15% of the fees charged for the 2021/2022 Academic Year.” Prof. Mohammed Salifu explained.

The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) has explained that, it does not have the mandate to approve Fees and Charges for tertiary institutions. According to the Commission, the Parliament of Ghana, is the only body vested with such authority and GTEC only communicated to Tertiary Education Institutions. 

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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