The management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has explained their decision to ask over 6,000 students to defer their courses.
There have been rising concerns amongst a section of KNUST students following a management decision deferring courses for students who have failed to settle a required percentage of their fees.
They stated that some of the affected students are betting with their fees games.
The University’s Public Relations Officer Dr Daniel Norris Bekoe in an interview on Joynews ,said some students have invested their fees in ventures such as betting, some what entrepreneur services like buying vehicles for online ride-hailing services and bakery.
‘The problem we have now is that, a number of students are playing games with the University. For example, they use their school fees to buy cars for Uber, others are using it to set up bakeries, and others are also using it for betting, and we have evidence.”
“Some parents have even sent us audio where students have received the fees but have refused to pay or simply trading with the money,”
The school management issued a communique which reads as below
Dear student, your programme has been deferred as you have not met the minimum requirement of the KNUST fees Credit and Debt Management Policy. Thank you.
Dr Bekoe stated categorically that the University’s action is in the right direction.
He noted that the issue of students not settling fees has persisted over the years; therefore, the need to “apply the fees policy this year which has been approved by the academic board, and it is required that as an undergraduate student, you must register your courses at the beginning of the semester and pay 70%.”
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