University of Ghana, Legon’s released academic and residential fees for the 2017/2018 academic year has been met with an outcry from the students of the university.
Most students were unhappy about the rise in the fees and felt it was not right especially due to the fact that the University is a public one, and thus should make its fees affordable enough for the average Ghanaian.
The Students Representative Council President of the Accra City Campus, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, called on students to refrain from paying the fees until the school’s management made a downward review of it.
This led to the rise of the “#UGFeesMustFall” campaign where students took to social media to air their displeasure and hoped to get the attention of all relevant authorities to intervene in what they referred to as an astronomical rise in their fees.
A petition was posted online to amass as many as 1000 signatures to be able to present their plight before Ghana’s Parliament.
The office of the SRC Main Campus also issued a statement supporting the campaign and further assured the students that it was determined to exhaust all internal avenues to get the fees reduced.
They added that should all negotiations fail, radical measures would be taken in order to achieve their ultimate goal.
The SRC gave the students up to Wednesday, July 19, 2017, to determine their next course of action.
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