After weeks of discussions and delibrations, KNUST Students Representative Council (SRC), has been able to secure a downward review of fees for some faculties.
In a statement, SRC President, Samuel Amoako- Kusi, noted that although it has been tough, the SRC has been able to secure reduction in the fees for some selected faculties.
He however promised to push further to ensure that it is seen across other faculties.
He called on students to throw their weight behind the SRC which will not relent on fighting in the interest of students.
See Full Statement below:
UPDATE ON PROGRESS
I bring you greetings from the SRC secretariat, and would want to seize this opportunity to wish you all the best as you prepare for next semester.
I write to bring you updates on our struggle to ensure a reduction in the fees for the 2016/2017 academic year.
As a result oriented and listening SRC, we took the concerns of the students seriously and petitioned the University administration accordingly. I am therefore glad to inform you, with alacrity, that our struggle has yielded some results.
Some disciplines have seen a reduction in their fees. The changes or reductions are as follows:
COURSES AND RESPECTIVE REDUCTIONS
5th Year Fee-Paying Medical Students
All Medical and Dental Surgery students are not paying the 100 cedis for the field trip.
THE WAY FORWARD
Due to the change in Vice- Chancellors and the transition process associated with it, we have encountered some problems in getting all the work done.
It is however worthy of note that the SRC is still working tirelessly to secure reductions in the fees of other faculties. Students will duly be updated with all vital information when the need arises.
Also, the KBN list shall be released as soon as possible for the perusal of beneficiaries and also to alleviate all problems associated with registration due to delays in the disbursement of the KBN FUND.
I thank you sincerely for your patience all this while and ask you to continue supporting me as I work round the clock to exhaust alI measures.I remain your advocate in the struggle for our general welfare.We will continue to fight for students no matter the cost.
Yours In Students’ Service