648 Kumasi Technical University students face deferment over non-payment of fees

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The second semester exams for around 600 Kumasi Technical University students could not be written.

Due to missing the registration deadline, almost 600 Kumasi Technical University students were unable to take their second semester exam.

Although the university has given them a delay opportunity, these students are currently stranded and pleading with the academic board to allow them to complete the exams.

About six threads of notices that were sent to the impacted students have been seen by Ghanatodayonline.com as a reminder.

The first notice, dated May 29, 2023, announced an extension of the online course registration period to “Monday, 5th June 2023” with the caption “EXTENTION OF ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION.”

Another notice bearing the heading “MOP UP ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION” was published on July 11, 2023. the announcement of the registration procedure’ portal.

A second notice published on July 27, 2023 extended the date to “Thursday, 3rd August 2023” following the “Friday, 28th July 2023 deadline.”

The University’s academic board issued a final notice on August 11, 2023, advising students who did not register to postpone their studies.

“They weren’t sacked. They were deferred” Acting University Relations Officer Joshua Appiah stated.

Read the statement below:

Some students who spoke in an interview with Prince Nii Ade (Dok Cash) of OTEC FM afternoon political talk show dubbed Dwabrem on Friday August 11, 2023 were worried that their situation would be compounded if they are deferred since they would have to pay more for accommodation for the next academic which might be more than the school fees.

The aggrieved students say the decision by management of the University will have dire implications on their future and if not given opportunity to write again, they may not be graduated.

“We will just complete next week so we started our final examination today and complete the 3-year course next week. They didn’t set a limit for us but we’ve paid all our fees but the management is saying we didn’t pay our fees on time so we cannot write.  We don’t owe them but they have sacked all of us from the exam’s hall. We are over 2000, we don’t want to take the law into our own hand so the authorities must do the needful before its too late”.

They added: “the implication is that we can’t graduate unless this year so they must consider us to write the Papers. There is anger here and some of the students are using foul languages on the lecturers”.

However, the spokesperson for the affected students, Mensah Monica “we know we have erred but, they should temper justice with mercy. The economic situation would not allow us to meet the deadline. We want to write the exams now.”

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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