Students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism who feared that academic fees for the forthcoming academic year will witness an upward adjustment can heave a sigh of relief as management has decided on maintaining the fees it charged for the 2018/2019 academic year.
According to the provisional fee schedule from management, those in Level 100 – 400 will have to pay GHC 2,400 as academic fees.
This GHC 2,400 fee is the same charged by management in the 2017/2018 academic year.
Continuing students are allowed to pay 60% of the fees before the first semester registration.
Registration for new entrants as well as continuing students is from Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 30.
It is believed that school management was unable to increase fees for continuing students following the 2016 amendment of the Fees and Charges Act 2009 (Act 793).
The Act requires all Vice-Chancellors of public universities to seek for parliamentary approval for fees and levies they intend to charge before sending them out to students.
Even though the 2019/2020 academic year is just a few months from commencing, Parliament is yet to approve the 2018/2019 academic year fee schedule proposal from public universities.
Management of some public universities in the country have called on Parliament to expedite action on the passage of the 2018/2019 academic year fees for tertiary institutions across the country.
According to them, the delay in the approval is putting major constraints on the finances of the universities and hampering their operations.
At the 2018/2019 academic year matriculation ceremony for fresh students, Rector of the school, Professor Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo, said that they were forced to admit less students due to the school’s limited infrastructure.
Below is the fee schedule;
Story by: Josephine Mawuena Azumah & Jeffrey Nyabor|universnewsroom.com