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Education Minister directs UG to comply with 15% fee increment charges

The Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has directed the Management of the University of Ghana (UG) to comply with the 15 percent increment in tertiary fees.
The Education Ministry’s directive follows an engagement with all public universities on the tertiary fees brouhaha on Thursday.
It could be recalled that the Ghana Tertiary Education Council (GTEC) directed all public tertiary institutions to review fees for the next academic year by a maximum 15 percent increment.
However, some students of the University of Ghana have accused the Management of the school of charging more than the approved fees for the next academic year.
According to the Ministry, its investigations proved that UG is implementing about a 37% increment of fees.
The University said it will engage its Council to deliberate on the 15% increment and how feasible it could be for the school to implement.
“We have also heard from the University of Cape Coast about fees that they have taken in cases where fees were over 15%, they are doing refunds. They want to move within the 15% as mandated by Parliament,” Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum told JoyNews after the meeting on Thursday.
Three other public universities; the University of Cape Coast, the University of Education, Winneba and the University of Mines and Technology have all complied with the directive on fee charging.

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