A meeting between the Students Representative Council and Management of the University of Ghana, and the Minister of State in-charge of Tertiary Education is expected to be held later today Thursday, May 16.
The meeting is to discuss matters arising with the University’s indebtedness to some banks over the construction of four halls of residence on campus.
Earlier this month, it come to light that University management was struggling to pay a ¢43m loan facility contracted in 2008 for the construction of four halls on campus.
The loan which has grown to ¢528m as of February 2019, was contracted to build the Hilla Limann hall, Alexander Adum Kwapong hall, Elizabeth Frances Sey hall and the Jean Nelson Aka halls, to house about 7,000 students to ease the accommodation deficit on campus.
With fears rising among students, especially residents of those halls, that the cost of hall fees will shoot up in the next academic year, the SRC President, Sylvester Amoako, at a Press Conference, called for a meeting between all relevant stakeholders to find a way forward on the matter.
Speaking to UniversNews, the SRC President said that the Minster of State in-charge of Tertiary Education will later today be on campus for a meeting with key members of University Management and the Students Representative Council.
“We have received calls to have a meeting together with the minster of state together with a delegation from management. A meeting has been conveyed and we hope to have a fruitful discussion to continue the engagement. The call on government has been responded to and we hope that we will have a good discussion to see how we can push the students interest.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor|universnewsroom.com