Don’t increase fees beyond 15 percent – GETC warns tertiary schools
The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) has issued a reminder to tertiary institutions that they must increase fees for the upcoming academic year by no more than 15%.
As agreed by parliament for university fees from the previous academic year, GTEC and Parliament had said that there had been a maximum 15% increase overall.
The alert by GTEC came about because certain schools indicated that they will charge more than 50% of tuition for the 2022–2023 academic year without using the rate that was approved by parliament.
According to a statement from the Commission, “Any increases over the allowed rate shall be in direct violation of the fees and charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2022 (Act 1080) and are likely to result in sanctions from the Parliament of Ghana.
According to USAG, some public colleges have already announced the tentative tuition rates for the 2022–2023 academic year, which have gone above the cap.
The Association asserted that students across the nation will vigorously oppose any move by colleges to raise fees above the authorized percentage.
“At the students’ request, we also kindly advise the management of the institutions to take into account accepting a 50% part-payment of fees in order to allow the student to register at the start of the year, with a specific payment plan decided upon for the remaining balance to be paid, based on individual circumstances.
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