University of Ghana reduces fees for 2020/21 Academic Year

The decision was taken to give students and parents some relief, according to a notice from the university registrar.
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University of Ghana Reduces Fees for 2020/21 Academi Year

According to the institution's board, students of the University of Ghana (UG) will pay their 2019/2020 fees instead of the fees for the 2020/2021 academic year.

The decision was taken to give students and parents some relief, according to a notice from the university registrar.

The students are directed by this release to pay the same amount they paid for the academic year 2020/2021 for the previous academic year.

“After due consideration, management of the University of Ghana has decided to reverse the fees published for the 2020-2021 academic year.”

“The 2019-2020 fees will therefore be applied for the 2020-2021 academic year. The new fees for the 2020-2021 academic year will, therefore, be published at the UG website.”

Around a month ago, for the next academic year, the management of the University of Ghana and the Ghana Institute of Journalism raised the user fees for the facility.

As the management of the two public universities is branded as insensitive to the suffering brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, the move led to widespread outrage on social media.

UG suggested an increase of 12 per cent, while GIJ raised fees by five per cent.

Meanwhile the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has stated that the reopening of schools in January 2021 would affect its plans to carry out 2021 housing and population census.

Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, Government Statistician, stressed that the reopening of schools remains a hindrance as some of the census activities are expected to take place in schools.

He said the Service is using all possible means to ensure that, as the President has ordered, the census comes off in April and May 2021.

The return of students to their respective campuses in January 2021, however, remains a "barrier" since to determine the outcome of the census," classrooms will be needed.

Dr Kobina Annim reported that due to the existence of the coronavirus, the service would use virtual means to collect data.

He claimed that for all training materials produced and checked for the exercise, sufficient arrangements were made.