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The Leadership of the Students’ Representative Council of the University for Development Studies at Navrongo Campus has expressed concerns over outrageous school fees imposed on students.

The situation has left the students no choice than to embark on a peaceful demonstration to register their grievances as management of the University has decided not to respond to any of their petitions.

“This has become necessary now since we have been agitating over the years for paying high fees without enjoying good conditions of studies. Our lecture hall has inadequate furniture as well as poor Wi-Fi services. This is too much for us, so on Friday, 13, 2019 we will register our grievances through a peaceful demonstration on selected streets in Navrongo Municipality.” They indicated. 

Raymond Otivi Korbla, SRC President of UDS Navrongo Campus, explained that their colleague students at other Universities in the country are paying lesser fees yet have good conditions of studies as compared to them in Navrongo campus.

“We have genuine concerns that we want management of the University to pay heed to, and this can only be done if we demonstrate and call for negotiation or review of fees for Continuous student.” He explained.

He noted again that his outfit has written numerous petitions to the office of the Ministry of Education and some governing bodies in the University to review the outrageous school fees imposed on them especially the Continuous students, but none of these bodies have responded to his petition.

But when A1 Radio contacted the Principal of the Navrongo Campus, Professor Albert Luguterah on phone, he explained that management of the University will soon have a meeting at the main University campus in Tamale to catalog the students concerns.

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Meanwhile the Navrongo Campus over the years has been receiving significant increase of students enrollment as at  2017 and 2018 academic years, number of students registered was 3,254  as compared to an increase of  5,038 in the 2018 and 2019 academic year, which represented 35.41 percent increase in student admissions this year.

Source; a1radioonline.com|101.1MHZ|Moses Apiah|Ghana|

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