Interim executives of the University of Ghana Student Representative Council at the Accra City Campus (UGSRC-ACC) are advocating for a 50/50 payment plan for the payment of the University’s academic fees.
They expressed this when they paid a courtesy call on the PRo-Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo.
The students argue that this new payment plan will really help parents and guardians in the payment of their fees as compared to the current 60/40 plan.
Students of the University are expected to pay at least 60% of their academic fees before they can register for the first semester of any academic year.
The remaining amount must be paid before the commencement of the second semester of the academic year.
Speaking to UniversNews after the meeting, UGSRC-ACC Acting Vice-President, Raphael Hammond Trebi, indicated that Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo welcomed their suggestion but maintained that it was subject to further deliberations.
He added that the proposal was not just for the 2020/2021 academic year, but subsequent one’s as well.
“We suggested a payment plan for students to make a 50/50 payment of fees instead of the 60/40. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor welcomed the idea but maintained that it is subject to further deliberations by the University council. The suggestion is not only in relation to the 2020/2021 academic year but management should consider that option going forward,” he said.
At the meeting, the students also informed the Pro-Vice-Chancellor about security threats on campus and called for immediate interventions to address it.
The interim Accra City Campus SRC further reminded management of the infrastructural issues that satellite campus face even though the institution undertaking its academic activities online.
After the meeting, the leaders presented an artwork of Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo as a birthday present and a recognition of her commitment to ensuring that the university environment is serene for academic activities.
Story by: Eli Djomekou | universnewsroom.com