The Students Representative Council of the University of Ghana has called on students to be calm on matters of whether academic fees for the 2019/2020 academic year will increase.
Concerns are growing among the students populace following a seemingly delay by university management over academic charges in the next academic year.
Management of the University have expressed their readiness to upwardly review academic fees, but following the 2016 amendment of the Fees and Charges Act 2009 (Act 793), they would have to seek for parliamentary approval for fees and levies they intend to charge before sending them out to students.
University authorities say the delay by Parliament to approve the 2018/2019 academic fees proposal have left them financially-burdened.
At the University of Ghana, fees have been static for about three academic years and students fear that University management may review the costs to make up for the previous years.
But the SRC, led by Isaac Agyemang, in a statement reminded students of the processes the University must go through before it comes out with new charges.
“As it has been the practice for about two years now, school fees of Universities are expected to go through parliamentary approval before they can be billed on students.
This year’s own is of no difference. As it stands, the proposed fees of UG is still lying in Parliament pending approval on the exact amount of money to be paid by students in the coming academic year.
“It is important that we all keep calm as the subsidiary committee work to bring the matter to a final determination”, it added,