Students of Accra Technical University who were not allowed to write their exams over late payment of fees have been given a second chance to do so. The school’s authority has agreed to fix a new date for them to take their papers.
Some students of the school, including those in their final year, staged a protest on Monday against a decision by the institution to stop them from entering the examination hall over the late payment of fees.
They said even though the University extended the initial deadline of April 7 to May 25, with a GhC50 penalty, the deadline was a holiday and most banks were closed hence their inability to pay their balance on time.
President of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the school, Peter Kumordzie, told Citi News on Tuesday that the school has softened its stance on the matter, and will now allow the affected students write their exams.
“We’ve resolved it; and students will now take their exams. Those who have not paid their fees yet will pay a penalty and take their exams subsequently. They will organize a special exam for them and it will be just like the regular exams. So management is taking care of that,” he said.