Micheal Abuah, President of the Students Representative Council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has revealed that the students’ body has given GHS50,000 to settle part of the fees for several students who have paid more than fifty per cent of their fees.
The SRC’s gesture follows the deferment of over 6,000 students by the management of KNUST due to their inability to pay their school fees.
Also, the SRC President revealed that out of the total number of affected persons, over two thousand three hundred persons are needy students who have been offered bursaries yet to reflect in their accounts.
Claims by the management of the University that some of the over six thousand students who have been deferred used their school fees to engage in betting and other misapplication have also been denied by the SRC.
He assured that the SRC is in talks with the University to ensure that students who pay up to the minimum amount subsequently will have their deferrals reversed.
“The SRC has negotiated to make sure that if you even pay today, you can have your status reverted. The SRC has also negotiated that these people will have their monies hit their accounts by Monday. Today, [Thursday] they are starting the first tranche of money disbursement to make sure these people are alleviated from such situations.”