The management of the University of Ghana (UG) after consultation with relevant stakeholders has approved a one-time 2% discount on the 15% fee increment for some of its students for the 2022/2023 academic year.
In a statement copied to AcademicWeek, the University said the 2% discount on the 2022/23 academic user fee applies to full fee-paying programmes, programmes at the Accra City Campus and distance education programmes.
“This discount has been applied to the accounts of affected students. Affected students may contact the Students Accounts Office for any enquiries through firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0209114001.” UG said.
The approval of the discount of 2% by the Council of the University comes after UG was accused of charging illegal fees amid Parliament’s decision for public universities to increase their fees by 15% for the 2022/23 academic year.
The University of Ghana was listed among other 5 universities the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) said were early this year charging fees above the 15% increment announced by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC).
“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 against 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 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 graduate 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 leadership of the National Union Students of Ghana said in a social media post.