Government defaults in payment of student loans – NUGS

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According to the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), if student debts are not paid off right away, students run the danger of delaying their course work.

This comes after NUGS got numerous complaints from students across the nation about the non-payment of student loans despite lengthy application processes.

Dennis Appiah Larbi Ampofo, the president of NUGS, released a statement on Sunday, February 26, 2023, urging students who are loan recipients or who have submitted to “calm down.”

“It is unfortunate to also note that the last semester arrears have also not been paid, this is a huge problem in the face of the current situation in the country with students facing inability to register and continue their academic activity” they stated in a statement to the media.

“At the moment, about 70,000 students have applied,” it stated.

It said that some institutions had sent out notifications to students warning them of the approaching limit for registering for classes for the recently started academic year.

NUGS therefore called on the “Student Loan Trust Fund and the Government, to as a matter of urgency, pay qualified applicants of the student loan immediately.”

Read the full statement below:


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