The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has directed the University of Ghana to comply with the 15 percent fee increment approved by Parliament.

The directive comes after the Minister’s engagement with the management of public universities and Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) on the increment in fees brouhaha.

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

Per the outcome of the meeting, the University of Cape Coast,(UCC) the University of Education,(UEW) Winneba, and the University of Mines and Technology(UMaT) have all resolved to comply with the 15 percent approved rate.

Meanwhile, Professor Ransford Gyampo says 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