- The Student Loans Trust Fund (SLTF) has been urged to release unpaid loans owed to students around the nation by the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS).
“… Some institutions have issued notices, warning students of closing registration deadline, an example is University of Business and Integrated Development (UBIDS-WA) amongst others.
KNUST is set to write mid-semester exams from 27th of February, 2023. It’s unfortunate that several of our student’s risk not being able to write the exams due to inability to pay their fees as a result of non-payment of student loans”, NUGS lamented.
In a statement issued on Sunday, February 26, the student-advocacy group therefore urged government to expedite action in resolving the current situation.
“The National Union of Ghana Students has received several complaints from our students nationwide about the non-payment of student loans after a long period of applications.
It is unfortunate to also note that last semester arrears have also not been paid, this is a huge problem in the face of the current situation in the country with students facing inability to register and continue their academic activity.
At the moment about 70,000 students have applied”, portions of the statement read.
“We by this statement call on the Student Loan Trust Fund and the Government, to as a matter of urgency, pay qualified applicants of the student loan immediately. Students are at risk of deferring if loans are not paid immediately”, the statement emphasised.
Meanwhile, the Union has called on all students to remain calm as it addresses their concerns.
The statement, which was co-signed by the NUGS President, Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo, and Press Secretary, Emmanuel Yaw Gyimah, said, “The union begs students to calm down and calls on our various local secretariats on campuses with special and urgent situations to reach out to the National Secretariats for immediate assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org/0241615737.”
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