Concerned tertiary Students calls on government and stakeholders to reduce the 15% increments of tuition fees

Concerned tertiary Students calls on government and stakeholders to reduce the 15% increments of tuition fees

We as concerned Tertiary students(KTU) add our voice to the voices of the many tertiary students to demand a decrease in tuition fees. We join the calls on stakeholders to have an immediate reduction in school fees across public universities. In times as hard as this, a significant increment in school fees is the last thing Ghanaian students should be burdened with. 

Article 38 (2) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana states that “the government has an obligation to provide free quality basic education for all Ghanaian children, irrespective of gender, geography, religion, socio- economic status or one’s disability”. If indeed the above article is true then why should our government rather try to make tertiary education unaffordable for us by increasing it by 15% in this hard times?

The 15% increase in academic and residential fees will have a severe impact on both students and  parents/guardians since they will be under pressure to search for funds to pay for fees in this dire economic condition in which we are and also on such a short notice. How is government expecting families to come up with funds to pay for this when the standard of living for families with low wages have been negatively impacted by the over 50% inflation ? The 15% increase in academic and residential tuition that is being proposed is at the wrong time and is unfavorable for students, parents, and guardians.

In view of this we join the many others to say #FeesMustDrop !

Signed ;

Derrick Awumey 

(Spokesman Concerned Tertiary Students)

Ezekiel Kabu Dagodjo

CC: CHAIRPERSON OF PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

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GHANA NATIONAL UNION OF TECHNICAL STUDENTS (GNUTS)

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