GTUC students sacked from exams hall over 80 pesewas debts

Some students of the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) were on Tuesday prevented from sitting for their end-of-semester examination due to owing school fees ranging from 20 to 80 pesewas.

GTUC students sacked from exams hall over 80 pesewas debts

The decision led to massive protests on the university’s campus by some of the affected students.

Reports suggest that the university’s action was based on an alleged zero-balance policy.

However, students whose debts were below GHc250 were later allowed to sit for the exam following an agreement between management and the SRC.

The SRC subsequently released a notice saying it met with the management “to discuss issues of students not being allowed to write exams because they owed petty amounts. It was agreed that students who are owing less GHS250 be allowed to write the papers.”

Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM, SRC president Emmanuel Owusu Twum said reports that the students agreed to a zero-balance policy with the management of the university are untrue.

“There was false news going round that the SRC were the ones who targeted zero-balance and that’s the reason why students were sacked. It wasn’t so,” he said.

Explaining further, he said: “Two weeks ago, there was an exercise that was taken where the students were being sacked at the gate, the main entrances of the school and the SRC broke protocol to allow the students enter the school.

“So, some members of the administration were giving students a whole lot of stories which were untrue and saying a whole lot of things which were untrue about the SRC.”

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