The Parliament of Ghana has declined motion to suspend the tertairy fees.
After three postponements, Parliament has taken a decision to reject the motion moved by Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga seeking to absorb fees for tertiary students for the 2021 academic year.
Last week, Ayariga urged the speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin to suspend the payment of admission fees for university students in the 2020/2021 academic year amid the negative impact of covid on the country’s economy.
Ayariga cited that due to the locally transmitted coronavirus many families are still struggling and cannot afford the tertiary fees this year.
But, the Minister of Education-designate and Bosomtwe MP, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum speaking in parliament said Vice-Chancellors of various tertiary institutions in the country do not agree with the Bawku Central proposal.
“I have spoken to a number of vice-chancellors who are telling me they don’t know what is going on in this house.
“They are saying that on a scale a preference this not what they are going to ask us to do for them,” he told the Speaker Alban Bagbin.
Dr Yaw Adutwum urged Mahama Ayariga who brought the motion to the Parliament of Ghana to conduct a survey that indicates the need to suspend the payment of tertiary fees.
The tertiary fees for 2021 will hence not be paid by the government.