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Students using their fees for betting, Uber- KNUST defends decision to force over 6k students to defer

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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Kwame Nkrumah Unversity of Science and Technology, KNUST has defended its decision to implement its policy on fee-paying at the school.

Over 6,000 students are likely to defer their courses due to their inability to meet the deadline given by the University.

Public Affairs Director for KNUST Dr. Daniel Norris Bekoe said the university started announcing the policy in February giving the students two months period to meet the deadline of April 11.

"...has been approved by the academic board and it is required as a student if you are an undergraduate student you must register for your courses and pay 70% of your fees, for postgraduate you are to pay 60% of your fees."

He explained that some students have been playing games with the school and using their fees for betting, buying cars for Uber, and setting up bakeries without paying their fees.

He said over the years some students who were pardoned to be in school completed without paying their fees.

Dr. Daniel Norris Bekoe stated that 92% of the student population are able to meet the deadline and are in good standing.

The school this year alone is in arrears of fees of 55 million Ghana Cedis.