Students who have been deferred have one month to pay their tuition – KNUST

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The deadline for paying fees for postponed students at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been extended by a month by the university’s administration.

The decision was made after a meeting with the Minister of Education, Yaw Adutwum, and other stakeholders on April 22, 2022, according to the Institution.

“All students who were affected by the deadline of April 7, 2022 now have till May 20, 2022 to collect their fees without further delay,” said Dr. Daniel Norris Bekoe, KNUST’s Deputy Registrar and University Relations Officer, in a news statement dated April 22, 2022.
Background

More than 6,000 students at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have had their classes postponed due to a lack of funds to pay their tuition fees by the deadline.

The deadline for paying tuition has been extended from March 24, 2022, to April 7, 2022, although some students have yet to pay their costs.

According to KNUST administration, the students who have been postponed account for 8% of the total student body.

“For all of us, this is a bad situation.” First and foremost, we all recognize the need of paying our fees, but we have a mechanism in place that allows us to do so before the semester begins. This new system has just arrived, and it is unlike anything we have seen before.

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Valentine Essoun, PRO of the Student’s Representative Council (SRC), told Starr News’ Isaac Bediako Justice, “As we speak, our SRC executives are in a meeting with management so that they can get students back to campus as soon as feasible.”

He went on to say that the SRC is assisting those students who have legitimate concerns.

So, by the end of the day or tomorrow, a list of students who will be helped will be released, and the SRC will financially assist them in crossing that threshold.”

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