Education Minister to meet GTEC, UG management, others over new fees

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The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutuwm is scheduled to meet management of some public universities, the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission and the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) over agitations that have met the increase in fees.

The student body has accused the University of Ghana and other public universities of defying a by Parliament instructing them to increase fees by 15%.

The management of UG has however justified its decision to increase fees.

Speaking to Citi News on the matter, the Public Relations Officer of the Education Ministry, Kwasi Kwarteng said he’s hopeful that a consensus would be arrived at the meeting on Thursday, January 5.

GTEC had directed all public tertiary institutions to review fees for the next academic year by a maximum 15 percent increment.

The directive followed numerous complaints that some universities were charging more than the 15% Rate Approved by Parliament, hence the intervention by GTEC.

Source: myghanadaily

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