UCC SRC CLEARS AIR ON LEGITIMACY OF SCHOOL FEES INCREMENT.

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UCC SRC CLEARS AIR ON LEGITIMACY OF SCHOOL FEES INCREMENT.

By Ebenezer Adu

May 25, 2020

Students of the University of Cape Coast this week received news of accretion of their school fees, which came as a shock. This was received with mixed sentiments from the student populace as some disputed the legitimacy of the news.
The UCC SRC in an official communique cleared all apprehensions on this matter in their one-paged press release. According to the SRC, the increment of fees by 5% is on the statutory pathway. They revealed that the fees were agreed upon by Parliament. This was in the middle of the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year. This authorizes the university management to charge the fees.

Indeed, it is worth kenning that fees that were charged for the past four years have been that of the 2016/2017 academic year. Thus, at the beginning of the 2019/2020 academic year, the university management took the steps to charge fresh students and continuing students of the newly approved fees. The SRC reminded students of when their portals read, “provisional fees’’. This was when student portals were updated with the newly approved fees but were called off by the SRC. This caused management to stick to the 2016/2017 charges.

Also, the SRC kicked against this because it was not yet approved by Parliament and other regulatory bodies.

They  advocated that the charging of the 5% of fees should be done only when it had gone through the required process of endorsement. Also, they would agree only when a formal communication has been received. Which will be from the Ministry of Education or any other regulatory body through the University Management.
This was climaxed in the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year as the increment of fees was approved. This saw the Residence committee meeting to consider, allocate, and approve the proposed fees. The University Management, Student leaders, SRC Executives, Hall Masters, and Hall Wardens comprise the residence committee. They have the mandate to fixing fees to meet the proposal. This renders the increase of fees legitimate.

UCC SRC CLEARS AIR ON LEGITIMACY OF SCHOOL FEES INCREMENT.

Furthermore, SRC preached that such matters in their view is a call to urgency.

Indeed, a call for the SRC to fight for the non-negotiable interest of the student. They expressed concern about the students and parents and the global crises. They assured that they were aware of all grievances. Moreover, they are in talks with management to find and implement solutions that would be in the better interest of students and even parents. They also promised to make transparent the school fees bill to make students appreciate the issue better. In conclusion, they urged to remain calm as the SRC has got their interest as a priority.

UCC SRC CLEARS AIR ON LEGITIMACY OF SCHOOLS FEES INCREMENT.

Below is the official statement that was release

UCC SRC CLEARS AIR ON LEGITIMACY OF SCHOOLS FEES INCREMENT.
Official press released from UCC SRC
UCC SRC CLEARS AIR ON LEGITIMACY OF SCHOOLS FEES INCREMENT.
Letter

What do you think the SRC can do, drop your comment in the comment box below.

Source: equigh.com

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2 thoughts on “UCC SRC CLEARS AIR ON LEGITIMACY OF SCHOOL FEES INCREMENT.

  1. the increment is even more than 5%,
    the authorities are extorting from us

    it’s like the SRC doesn’t know it’s work eii, you people should do something about this oo

  2. Please I think the SRC can negotiate for the removal of that amount because about half of the semester is also spent in the house. Here is the case, students are even to buy their own data for e-learning. I think the increment can be visualized the forthcoming academic year
    Thank you

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