The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutuwm is currently engaging the management of public universities and Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) on the increment in fees brouhaha.

The meeting by the Minister is intended to address agitations against the increment of fees and bring closure to the matter.

The National Union of Ghana Student (NUGS) has raised red flags over some public universities charging above the approved 15 percent fee increment for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The Union has subsequently petitioned some relevant state institutions including Parliament for their concerns to be addressed. 

Meanwhile, professor Ransford Gyampo says fee increment by the University of Ghana for the 2022/23 Academic Year is not more than 15 per cent as directed by government.

According to him, the University’s 15 per cent increment adjustment was attached to the fees of an earlier five per cent fee increment agreed by government in the 2019/20 academic year.

He stated that the University did not implement the increment then.

“The government agreed that Universities could increase their fees by five per cent in the 2019/2020 academic year, however, we could not increase ours because we were getting to the end of the academic year.

“In the subsequent year, the student leadership pleaded with us on the increment, and we put it on hold.

“So, the current 15 per cent increment is calculated on government’s approved fee increment figures in 2019/2020, which we could not implement then up till now,” he said in an interview with GNA.

Source: Ghana/ Fm