A group called the aggrieved students’ loan beneficiaries and concerned tertiary students, Ghana have threatened a demonstration over the non-payment of student loans from the Student Loan Trust Fund (SLTF).
They described the non-payments of loans as the failure of the body not being able to accomplish their duty in support of students not to talk of providing services to the expectations of its beneficiaries.
A statement by the group made available to starrfm.com.gh read “the establishments of the trust fund is not out of order and indeed it is a good course in the right direction. But the recent delay, and the deliberate attempt of the Government not to pay its beneficiaries is something which can no longer be entertained.”
“It is on this note that we release this joint statement to join the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) on Tuesday, 2nd June. 2020. to hit the Streets to register our displeasure and dissatisfaction to the government and its stakeholders amidst this COVID-19 season with all protocols and precautionary measures observed, if all the concerns raised by the mother union is not looked at before the slated date.”
The group further accused the fund of failing students saying “the Student Loan Trust Fund (SLTF) has failed Ghanaian students. It has been so for sometime now, that students have agitated for the release of funds.”
The statement signed by Adjei Boakye, Convener of the group ended “we therefore call and admonish students to observe all necessary precautionary measures as we march through the streets on Tuesday.”