Over 3,000 KNUST Deferred Students Reinstated
The status of some 3,350 students at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) who had their programs of study deferred due to non-payment of fees has been restored.
This occurred when the university’s administration provided impacted students with a window of opportunity to pay their fees and have their status restored.
Dr Daniel Norris Bekoe, director of the University Relations Office (URO), told the media yesterday that roughly 600 Ghanaian students and 750 international students made personal payments, while the Dean of Students Scholarship Scheme aided 2,200 students.
The window of opportunity arose as a consequence of quick action by the university’s Students Representative Council (SRC) and other stakeholders, who persuaded the authorities to reverse the deferment for impacted students who could pay their fees.
According to Dr. Bekoe, the institution has implemented an automated mechanism to monitor students’ fee payments, with any student who refuses to pay being automatically removed.
He urged students to fulfill their responsibilities in order for the university to amass enough internally generated revenue to supplement the government’s funding.