University of Ghana approves 2% discount on 15% fee increment for some students

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The Council of the University of Ghana has approved a one-time discount of 2% on the 15% fee increment for some of its students for the upcoming 2022/2023 academic year. The discount will apply to full fee-paying programs, programs at the Accra City Campus, and distance education programs.

The approval by the University of Ghana Council follows an earlier approval by Parliament for the academic year. The decision was made to ease the financial burden on students who were affected by the 15% increase in fees, which had caused an impasse between UG Management, student leaders, National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), and Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC).

GTEC had directed all public tertiary institutions to review fees for the next academic year by a maximum 15 percent increment, following numerous complaints that some universities were charging more than the 15% rate approved by Parliament.

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Education then appealed to the University of Ghana to consider offering a discount on fees for the current academic year to lessen the burden on students.


A statement signed by Dr. Elizier T. Ameyaw-Buronyak, Director of Public Affairs Directorate of the University of Ghana, stated that “In response to the appeal by the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education, the University Council approved a one-time discount of 2% on the 15% fee increase approved by Parliament for the 2022/2023 academic year, for the following programs: Full fee-paying programs, Programs at the Accra City Campus, and Distance Education Programs. This discount has been applied to the accounts of affected students. Affected students may contact the Students Accounts Office for any inquiries through students’ accounts.”

The decision by the University of Ghana Council is expected to alleviate the financial pressure on students, especially during these challenging times.


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