UG students petition for partial refund of academic, residential fees

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Students of the University of Ghana, Legon, are asking for a part refund of the academic and residential fees they paid for the 2019/2020 academic year.

According to them, they are of the conviction that the agreement for academic tuition and residency the University had with them prior to admission and registration among other things are hinged on the face-to-face lecture delivery by lecturers, social contact and academic interactions among students.

A petition signed by lead petitioners, Kojo Danquah and Sampson Tagbor added that registration at the tie also included direct access to facilities like the Science Labs, Computer Labs, WiFi System, Sporting fields, the well equipped Library System including that of departmental and Junior Common Rooms (JCRs) libraries of which students are no longer guaranteed access to under the current E-Learning arrangements for the rest of the semester.

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‘” By providing your details below, you are assisting the petitioners to make a strong case to the University Management and relevant stakeholders to consider refunding part of fees paid for the 2019/2020 Academic Year (specifically, this second semester)”.

All academic institutions have been shut down over the coronavirus pandemic.

So far, 29 people have died of the virus in Ghana with over 5,000 positive cases confirmed.

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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