The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) and the Students Representative Council (SRC) of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology (KNUST) are mobilising funds to pay the fees for 3000 out of the 6000 students deferred by the University for defaulting in fee payment.
“We have mobilized some funds with the help of the SRC to pay for 2400 of them out of 6000 to make sure their deferment are reversed,” Bright Aboagye Gyasi press and information secretary of NUGS, said in an interview with Bohyeba Afriyie on Plan B FM’s Ebanoosen.
He added that there were plans also for the remaining students as well, saying, the Association would ensure every student’s interest was met.
He said that they had been able to negotiate with authorities for the deferment of the students to be annulled once they were able to pay the arrears. He added that they had begun discussions with stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education on the issue.
Mr Gyasi assured the students that the Association would do its best to ensure their deferment was reversed so they returned to campus. “I can assure every student affected in this that NUGS and the SRC will work to ensure they return to campus and continue their studies,” he stressed.