Following the increment of 2023 academic user fees by 15%, the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana has said (TTAG) has disclosed the 2023 Colleges of Education approved fees to be paid by level 100, 200, 300 and 400 teacher trainees.
In a press release shared with AcademicWeek, the Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) said level 100 students will pay GH¢2,991.50, GH¢1,645.91 for level 200, GH¢1,407.31 for level 300 and GH¢1,148.68 for level 400 prospective students.
“Fees to be paid as the academic year fees should be in conformity with the 15% threshold increment approved by Parliamentary Select Committee on Education together with the other stakeholders,” the Teacher Association said.
It also cautioned the Students Representative Councils (SRC) in the various 46 public Colleges of Education (CoE) across the country to desist from negotiating unapproved fees with College management and surcharging students.
TTAG’s warning follows a directive by the Minister for Education for public tertiary education institutions to comply with the 15% fee increment approved by Parliament and announced by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC).
The management of the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission citing economic hardship in the country has directed that all government tertiary institutions nationwide accept a 50% part payment of fees for the 2023 academic year.
In a statement shared with AcademicWeek, the Commission said the new fee payment plan is to enable prospective students to register for their courses at the beginning of the 2023 academic year to continue their education.
“We 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,” GTEC said.
The 50% part payment plan, according to the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) is to provide flexible terms of payment and reduce fee-default rates amongst tertiary institution students with genuine financial challenges.