A group called the Concerned Tertiary Students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (CTSG) is calling for an immediate redress in the 2020/2021 academic fee increment from the management of the institution and all other educational stakeholders.
This call was necessitated after students of the institution were slapped with a 5% fee increment for the 2020/2021 academic year.
Though no official communication has been received from management, students have been given a deadline of October 9, 2020, to make payment of the new fees.
In light of this, the CTSG stated: “that since there has not been any official notice from the parliament of Ghana substantiating fee increment, it is enough to say that the fee increment is illegal, a subtle form of exploitation”.
In a press statement issued by members of the group, there was a call on the management of GIJ and the Ministry of Education to review the fee increment.
“The concerned Tertiary Students of GIJ hereby calls on the management of the institute to rescind their decision on the increment of the fees for the 2020/2021 academic year, officially inform students of the nature and structure of the coming semester, and extend the deadline for the decreased fees”.
“We equally call on the Government of Ghana and the Ministry of education to listen to the plea of tertiary students and respond affirmatively to the fee decrement call from tertiary students”.
The group further threatened another form of redress if the issue is not addressed within 14 days.
“With intense pressure from administrative heads, students are poised and ready to, by any means necessary, seek redress and thus issue an ultimatum of fourteen days after which we will result in using other mechanisms to seek justice due to the increasing number of student agitations”.
Story by: Josephine Azumah | universnewsroom.com