The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum, has directed the University of Ghana to comply with the 15 percent fee increment as approved by Parliament.
The directive comes after the minister met with the management of some public universities and the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) on Thursday, January 5, 2023, over agitations against the increment of fees.
The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) earlier raised concerns over some public universities charging above the approved 15 percent fee increment for the 2022-2023 academic year.
But the management of the University of Ghana, UG has however justified its decision to increase fees.
Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Gordon Awandare justified the increment insisting the university is ready for any dispute in court.
In resolving the matter, the Education Minister said the universities have all agreed to go by the 15 percent as mandated by Parliament.
“You have heard from our great university about steps they have taken in cases where the fees were over 15 percent.
They are doing refunds. They want to live within the 15 percent as mandated by Parliament.”
Per the outcome of the meeting, the University of Cape Coast,(UCC) the University of Education,(UEW) Winneba, and the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) have all agreed to comply with the 15 percent approved rate.