The Ghana University Students’ Association (USAG) has spoken out against the increase in public university fees.
The rate of increment was described as insensitive by the Association.
According to a statement issued by the Association, some universities have raised their fees by 70%.
USAG said the increase could result in students dropping out of school due to the current economic conditions.
The statement, signed by USAG General Secretary Joshua Opey, warned any attempt by universities to raise fees above the approved percentage will be met with fierce opposition from students across the country.
“We insist that the new university fees released must be in strict adherence to the 15% increment (for all services, including academic and residential charges). We have spotted university fees that have increased by as much as 70%.
“Students in such institutions should only pay the fees for the previous academic year until the new fees are reviewed to comply with the parliamentary directive. We are therefore calling for a new payment plan regime for fee payments to be made in reasonable instalments. We believe the era where institutions require a high threshold of fees before registration must be reviewed, and a new system put in place.”