KNUST Management claims that some deferred students used their money in betting, buying vehicles, and bakery

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) administration has stated why they asked over 6,000 students to defer their classes.


According to them, some of the students who are afflicted are engaging in games with them.


According to the University’s Public Relations Officer, Dr. Daniel Norris Bekoe, some students have invested their fees in businesses such as betting, buying automobiles for online ride-hailing services, and running a bakery.



“Right now, we have an issue with a few students who are playing games with the university.” They utilize their school fees, for example, to buy cars for Uber, bakeries, and betting, and we have proof.” “Some parents have even brought us audio recordings of their children receiving fees but refusing to pay or simply swapping the money.”


This was stated by Dr. Bekoe during a Wednesday interview with Emefa Apawu.


Students who owe more than 70% of their school fees by April 7 would be automatically postponed, according to KNUST officials. The warning, however, did not go into effect right away.


Students were permitted to participate in the mid-semester exams, which began on April 11th, according to reports.


Students with outstanding debts were forced to postpone their classes.


However, since the matter was first brought to the public’s attention, various Ghanaians have expressed conflicting views.


Dr. Bekoe, on the other hand, believes the University’s actions are correct.


He noted that the problem of students failing to pay fees has persisted over time, necessitating the need to “apply the fees policy this year, which has been approved by the academic board, and it is required that as an undergraduate student, you must register for your courses at the beginning of the semester and pay 70%.”


Meanwhile, he added the University has “provided a window from February through March and April” for students who are behind on their payments to pay.


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