This morning on Radio Univers, the University of Ghana Students’ Representative Council represented by the Treasurer, Mr Smith Dumenyo and the General Secretary, Ms Cornelia Djorjormey, gave an update on the scheduled fees for the upcoming academic year.
The interview begun with a review of the taxi fares for the 2018/2019 academic year. Mr. Smith Dumenyo confirmed a 10 pesewas increase in the fares for the taxis that load from the taxi rank to campus, Registry, Diaspora, etc.
Now the fares from Okponglo to diaspora changes from 1.50cedis to 1:60cedis while the taxis from Okponglo to main campus will change from 1.70 cedis to 1.80 cedis. The increment doesn’t affect the taxis operating within campus. So the 5 cedis fare still stands.
The main issue of concern; the Academic Fees, for the next academic year was confirmed by the Treasurer to be at the steady rate of the previous Academic years’ until further notice. Hence, the same fees that were paid for the 2018/2019 Academic year, would be paid for the next academic year come August.
An insight into the topic led to some revelations, such as a newly introduced and prospective library fee of GHc100.00 that was protested against, and annulled by the Vice Chancellor and other members of the Council.
He also explained that although the SRC was in touch with the “Ministry” (He didn’t mention which one) to ensure that decisions are taken in favour of the University of Ghana student populace, systems such as the General Assembly, School Council, etc. could delay the implementations of some policies.
When asked if there was a possibility for the fees to be increased, Mr. Dumenyo said it would be unlikely.
Anyway, keep your head up. We would definitely inform you of an update.