Refund inappropriate fee charges to students – USAG

Kuuku Osei-Baidoo
Kuuku Osei-Baidoo
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President of the University of students association of Ghana, Christian Anderson, has urged universities to commence processes to refund excess charges to students who paid fees more than parliament’s approved fees.

The Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum 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 increment on Thursday.

President of the University of students association of Ghana, Christian Anderson speaking to Univers news on the matter said the Ministry of education should direct universities to refund the balance of the fees to students who paid more than the parliament-approved fees.

For those who have made payment already, there should be directives on how refunds can be made for them to get back the money they have spent in a wrongful manner because the government that is the body for making these laws has stated it is 15 and that should be adhered to.

However, a professor at the University of Ghana and a member of the University of Ghana’s Communication team  Prof. Ransford Gyampo, maintains that the University of Ghana fees review was legal.

Speaking on Thursday’s edition of the World at 2, Prof. Gyampo said, “The directive was for us to boost the rates by 15% beyond the already approved fees.”

“ University of Ghana didn’t charge because approval came very late.we have explained time and again that there was a certain approved fee way back in 2019 that UG didn’t charge.  The next year that we wanted to charge the approved fees, our students came to plead with us that there is Covid and so we should defer that.

“Maybe  the next time government is asking us to charge a 15 percent increment over the approved fees, lets look at which approved fees we have, and based on that we calculate the 15 percent.” He added.

Story by Kuuku Osei Baido and Gideon Nicholas Day |

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