Some deferred KNUST students throng students loan office to access funds

Some deferred KNUST students throng students loan office to access funds
  • Some deferred KNUST students throng students loan office to access funds
  • It was widely reported a week ago that some six thousand (6,000) students have been deferred due to inability to pay school fees.
  • Per the University’s Debt Management Policy, they had defaulted deadlines.
  • The news was picked by many as stakeholders sought alternatives to reverse the situation. 
  • Today, many students thronged the students loan office at the school’s premise to seek aid.
  • This was after the Education Minister announced the President has assented to the ‘No guarantor policy ‘.

Some students at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) who had been deferred due to a lack of funds flocked to the student loan office on Tuesday to start the process of applying for loans.

This comes after the Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, intervened to extend the deadline for paying school fees, and the accompanying announcement that students could now secure student loans using their Ghana cards without the need for a guarantor.

Six thousand students at KNUST were forced to postpone their classes due to a lack of funds.

Today, the Dean of Students of the Kumasi-based institution sent bulk SMS to students, inviting them to an open forum with the management of the Student Loan Trust Fund.

“Students are invited to an Open Forum with Mgt. of Student Loan Trust Fund at CoS Auditorium on 27/04/2022 at 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Focus FM.”

Some deferred KNUST students throng students loan office to access funds

In other news, Dr. Norris Bekoe, the University Relations Officer (URO) at the Kumasi-based Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has said some students who use cars on campus do not send their cars home during vacation.

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He said they were unable to take their cars home because they have no better explanation to their parents and guardians on how they acquired such vehicles.

He mentioned this on 3FM’s Sunrise show with Alfred Ocansey, justifying the decision to defer the 6000 students who had not paid their tuition, and other fees on time.

“Look, Alfred, you’ll be surprised to learn that we have students on campus who have vehicles, and they can’t take the cars home with them when they go on vacation because they won’t be able to explain their parents how they obtained those cars,” Dr. Norris Bekoe remarked.

 

 

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