The Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) has denied sacking students over unpaid tuition fees.
The school was reacting to media reports that over 2,000 students had been sacked for failing to pay their fees on time.
The statement from the school said that no student had been sacked, but rather, those who have not registered for the Second Semester of the 2022–2023 Academic Year have been asked to defer their programmes.
“Despite the Executives of the SRC setting a deadline of 3rd August, 2023, the University added a human face and formally ended course registration for students on 7th August, 2023, when even the End-of-Second-Semester Examination had begun. After these many concessions, there are still 648 students who have not registered, as opposed to the 2,000 that some media houses had stated.”
“It must be noted that contrary to what was falsely claimed, the University’s Academic Board took this decision, and not the Chancellor, the Honorable Dr. Kwame Addo Kufuor.”
The school further noted that it has a policy of withdrawing students who fail to register, but it decided to be lenient in this case and asked the affected students to defer their programmes instead.
The university said that there is no tension on campus and that over 11,000 students who registered for the Second Semester are comfortably writing their examinations.
Read the full statement below