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Avoid Parliament’s Wrath By Charging Unlawful Fees – MP to universities

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Avoid Provoking Parliament's Wrath By Charging Unlawful Fees - MP to universities

Clement Apaak, a deputy ranking member on the Parliament’s Education Committee, has urged the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to make sure that tertiary institutions do not raise their tuition fees above the 15% cap set by Parliament.

This follows claims that some public tertiary institutions are raising their tuition by about 50% for the upcoming academic year.

Clement Apaak, speaking to Citi News, cautioned universities that had already objected to the 15% increment directive to quickly reverse their choice and use the legal channels to request more if they felt that the 15% increment wasn’t sufficient.

The National Union of Ghana’s leadership was used by students from all over the nation to voice their concerns, prompting the Builsa South legislator to issue these warnings.

We have learned of complaints from the National Union of Ghana Students’ leadership to the effect that some public universities are charging tuition above the authorized 15% increase sanctioned by Parliament. Since GTEC has the authority to oversee tertiary institutions in the nation, we will unquestionably hold them responsible if our investigations reveal evidence that any public institution is indeed charging excessive fees and breaking the law.

We have heard complaints about some public universities charging tuition above the authorized 15% increase approved by Parliament from the leadership of the National Union of Ghana Students. If our investigations turn up proof that any public institution is indeed charging exorbitant fees and breaking the law, we will unquestionably hold them accountable because GTEC has the authority to oversee tertiary institutions in the country.

In a statement released on Christmas Day, the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) kindly reminded “all public tertiary institutions to abide strictly by the 15% fees increase approval given” and issued a dire warning: “Any increases above the approved rate shall be in direct contravention of the fees and charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2022 (Act 1080) and likely to attract sanctions from the Parliament of Ghana.”

The University Students’ Association of Ghana (USAG) has already opposed and called insensitive any attempts to ignore the Parliamentary directive.

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