Students of the University of Ghana may have to brace themselves for an increment in residential fees for the 2019/2020 academic year.
This upward adjustment in the fees is said to have been decided at a residential board meeting on Tuesday by both university management and student leaders.
Though both the SRC and management of the school are yet to officially announce the increment, #UniversNews is reliably informed that the increment is a little over 30 percent. It is expected to affect fees of both traditional halls and the UGEL halls which currently stand at GHS 812 and GHS 1345 respectively.
The reports also indicate that residential fees for fresh students, as well as continuing students, who are fresh applicants to the four diasporan halls (Limann, Kwapong, Sey and Nelson) may go up by over 70% increment.
While there are contradictory reports on the matter from student leaders, concerns are growing within the student community about the delay in the announcement of the fees.
With just three weeks left for school to resume, students are painstakingly waiting for the final fees schedule to be announced.
However, in an informal engagement with the SRC President, Isaac Agyemang, he stressed that his outfit is working assiduously for a better bargain in the interest of the students; a reason which may account for the silence of the SRC on the matter.
He added that management had initially proposed a 70% increment across all the halls but had to settle for something around 33% at the end of the meeting.
On whether a parliamentary approval was needed before the increment can be effected on the traditional halls, Isaac Agyemang said that government had taken its hand off the residential affairs of the University.
He further added that while management was computing the final figures to be released, he is working on getting government to intervene in the matter.
Story by: universnewsroom.com