Leadership of the Students’ Representative Council of the University for Development Studies (UDS), at Navrongo Campus has cancelled its intended demonstration after having a meeting with school management which confirmed its readiness to address the students’ concerns.
The management of UDS on Monday called an emergency meeting after receiving a petition from students at the Navrongo Campus indicating their plans to register their concerns in the form of demonstration over what they described as outrageous school fees imposed on Continuing students.
The school management which was surprised of the students’ petition explained to them why they are being charged such amount, but with much assurance to have their concerns addressed.
Confirming this to A1 Radio, the Principal of the Navrongo Campus, Professor Albert Luguterah on Phone, said over the past years, there have been communication barriers between management and students which have resulted to the uncalled attitudes of the students.
“At the meeting, we were able to discuss with the students; told them the constraint and what we as management of the university are trying to do for them. I think it all boils down to communication barrier between students and management over the years, but at the end of the meeting we all understand ourselves.” He explained.
Mr. Luguterah noted that though management of the University cannot reduce the said school fees, they will make sure, visa-versa; the facilities that are on the ground are adequate enough to meet the students’ expectations.
“So we have assured them that some of the demands they have made will be addressed, but for the reduction of the school fees, that will be impossible.” He said.
The SRC President, Raymond Otivi Korbla who spoke to A1 Radio also expressed optimistic of the meeting.
Giving the University Management one month ultimatum to address the students’ concerns, Mr. Korbla hinted of a possible violent demonstration that will comprise all the four campuses of the university.
Source: a1radioonline.com|101.1MHZ|Moses Apiah|Ghana|