The Management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has alleged that some students who are being asked to defer their courses for non-payment of fees have channelled their fees into sports betting and other business ventures.
The Public Relations Officer of the university, Dr. Daniel Noris Bekoe in an interview with GHONE TV added that students with genuine concerns have been sorted by the school.
His comments come after more than six thousand (6000) students of KNUST were forced to defer their courses due to their inability to pay their tuition fees by the deadline.
The deadline for the payment of fees was extended from March 24, 2022, to April 7, 2022, but, some students were still not able to settle their fees.
According to Dr Bekoe, the students who have deferred represent 8% of the entire student population.
“It is not a good situation for all of us. In the first place, we all understand that there is the need for us to pay the fees but we have a system that allows us to pay before the semester. This new system just came in and this system is something that we are not used to.
“Currently as we are speaking, our SRC executives are in a meeting with management so that they can get students back to campus as soon as possible,” Student’s Representative Council (SRC) PRO, Valentine Essoun told Starr News’ Isaac Bediako Justice.
“So by end of the day or tomorrow, the list to assist students will come out and the SRC will support them financially to cross that threshold.”