The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) after the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) announced a 15% increment in tertiary education institution fees had listed some universities charging fees above the 15% threshold.
In a post sighted by AcademicWeek.com, the Union said some six public tertiary institutions including the country’s premier university, the University of Ghana and Kumasi-based Kwame Nkruma University of Science and Technology.
“The university of Ghana has increased AFUF in some departments, well over 40% to make matters worse, they have increased RFUF by over 70% and in some situations 100%. They are leading the charge of the illegalities
As we speak Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is doing the same with over 30% increment in AFUF and a 100% increment in RFUF
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) is deeply involved with some increments crossing 25%, UCC Faculty of Social Science has increased fees at a 27% rate
The University of Mines and Technology (UMAT) is doing some increments going as high as 40%
The University of Education, Winneba is charging first-year students fees with an increment of up to 40% while we await their fees release for continuing students. It is unfortunate some graduates fees in some instances go up to 40%
Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) under the guise of provisional fees has raised fees to 21%. We will not wait for them to start collecting it from students like Legon and others are doing
The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UNER) is also involved in the irregularities with fees in some instances going up to 30%, I mean 30%,” the National Union Students of Ghana (NUGS) said in a social media post.
In a related development, the management of the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) has cautioned government tertiary institutions not to overprice their fees above the 15% threshold approved by the parliament.
In a statement shared with AcademicWeek.com, GTEC said it has received numerous petitions from students and other individuals about universities allegedly charging fees 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,” it said in the statement.