Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education, will discuss the recent hike in student fees with the University of Ghana administration.
The University of Ghana administration will talk with Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education, over the most recent increase in tuition.
“The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum, has again stepped in and invited the aforementioned universities. We have a number of public universities, including Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Cape Coast, and University of Ghana (UG). We plan to meet them this Thursday [January 5, 2023] along with GTEC after having extended an invitation to them. The Education Ministry’s public relations officer stated that the goal is to “be able to find a permanent solution or settle this issue.”
But he is adamant that the individual universities must adhere to the Parliament’s order, which is supported by the legislation.
The fact that the legislation is explicit and has established the parameters within which fees should be assessed is crucial. The idea was that since the legislature had completed its task, the law would be invoked in the event of a divergent opinion or disagreement. In situations like this, it’s not just about enforcement in and of itself; compliance can also be crucial. The other concern is what happened to compliance when Parliament, the legislative branch of government, makes a decision that is supported by law and we have a university that defies the rulings,” Mr. Kwarteng said.
The University of Ghana and other public universities have been under fire from the student body for allegedly disobeying a directive from Parliament to raise tuition by