Stay Calm UCC SRC President Assures on Fees Increment.
By Ebenezer Adu Asare
May 23, 2020
The account section of the student portal of UCC students marks red as it has been debited with an increment in the 2019/2020 fees. This gets the students by surprise since they least expect this in such unusual and hard times. The outcry from the student populace is heard and met with a response from the SRC President. Mr Zakari who clears the air on this saga.
Stay Calm UCC SRC President Assures On Fees Increment.
Mr. Zakari in his communique expounds on the genesis of the saga. He recounts the beginning of the 2019/2020 semester when the government rolls out an increment of fees by 5%. This is not approved by parliament thus the SRC kicks against it. Also, the residence committee has not looked into the proposal, lest it is implemented. Owing to this, the matter is still under discussion by the residence committee. Also, it comes to a conclusion at the middle of the semester. The increment of fees is approved at the end of the day by the management. The news could not be communicated immediately to students since it met the days of the closure of tertiary institutions in the face of the global pandemic. Its therefore expedient that the arrears need to be settled, but is at the right time?
The SRC president pledges an assurance of working in the interest of the student, advocating for to all remain calm as the SRC engages the management on this matter. He further expresses his honest lamentations that this is not the right time for the management to thrive on such matters. He promises to relay any further information to students through official communiques. What do you have for the SRC, leave your comment in the comments box below. Source: equigh.com
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