The Student Representative Council of the Takoradi Polytechnic in the Western Region has said that it will resist any attempt by government to transpose utility payment to students.
[contextly_sidebar id=”WkE6foLDY7lVoIBNTMh0zYR7IJwpTAyy”]According to the student body, it is unfair for government to renege its core functions to students when they are not financially strong to bear the cost.
They say they are surprised by government’s move when it had assured them last semester of not paying utility bills.
President of the Student Representative Council Richard Ziemah in an interview with Citi News said the financial abilities of students in campus have been weakened over the years due to the high cost of school fees and other payments.
“Besides, the Minister in charge of Tertiary Education Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa in a meeting with student’s representatives last year at National Council for Tertiary Education debunked such move and so what has changed?” Richard Ziemah queried.
He says if they are to one day wake up to the proposal been implemented by government, “all student bodies in the country will rise up and vent our grievances to the government”.
The pronouncement by government to wean itself from paying utility bills for all tertiary institutions across the country has received and continues to receive condemnation and criticisms from stakeholders.
By: Obrempong Yaw Ampofo/citifmonline.com/Ghana