UG increases fees by 15%

The University of Ghana has adjusted fees for the
2022/2023 academic year upwards by 15% based on the gazetted
approved fees for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Management therefore assures students, parents and all stakeholders that fees
charged for the 2022/2023 academic year are legal and duly based on approved fee levels as authorized by Parliament.

A statement by the Registerar of the University of Ghana, Emelia Agyei-Mensah ( Mrs) indicated that “On 21st December, 2022, the University received a letter from GTEC
dated 16th December, 2022, communicating that Parliament had
approved an upward review of academic fees by “…15% of the last
approved rates”.

The University had earlier announced that due to the increasing cost of operations, it had become necessary
for the University to implement the 2019/2020 approved fees.

“In the 2019/2020 academic year, public universities, including the
University of Ghana, were given approval by Parliament to increase
their fees by 5% cumulatively based on the 2016/2017 approved fees.
On 27th January, 2020, the University received the approved and gazetted fees (Ref. RMERD/NTPU/12/19/MDAS/FEES/ from the Ministry of Finance through the then National Commission of Tertiary
Education (NCTE). This was in the second semester of the 2019/2020
academic year, after the University had already announced fees for that
academic year. By this time, it was too late for the University to
implement the new fees.
Though the gazetted approved fees for 2019/2020 academic year were
found to be higher than what the University had earlier requested
students to pay for the academic year, University Management decided to suspend the implementation of the new fees until the 2020/2021
academic year. This was to spare students from a fee increase in the
middle of the 2019/2020 academic year”, according to the statement.

It continued that “with the outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020, coupled with its associated challenges, Management accepted a plea from the student
leadership (SRC and GRASAG) to further suspend the implementation
of the parliamentary approved and gazetted fees until the 2021/2022
academic year”.

The statement also noted that the fee schedules published at the time were provisional, and that amounts to be paid would be updated once fees for the 2022/2023 academic year were approved by Parliament.

Hence, the increment.

Find details below….

Final Press Statement on Fees – JAN 2023


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