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Limit Fees And Charge Increases To 15%: Government Mandates All Public Colleges & Universities



All fees and charge increases for 2022–2023 have been set at a 15% rate over current fees by the Ministry of Education, operating through the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission.

This means that tuition increases and other charges at universities and colleges are limited to 15% of those made during the 2021–2022, academic year.

The order follows fee increases of more than 40% at certain public universities that infuriated parents and students.

In light of this, GTEC highlighted that all “fees and Charges must not exceed 15% of the fees charged for the 2021/2022 Academic Year” in a statement signed by Prof. Mahama Salifu, the Director-General of the GTEC.

The statement iterated as follows:

“The advice we have received is that, alongside the passage of the Fees and Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2022 (Act 1080), a 15% increase across board was approved by the Parliament of Ghana for all institutions covered by the Act.

Please be advised therefore that Fees and Charges applicable in all Public Tertiary Education Institutions for the 2022/2023 Academic Year may be adjusted by up to a maximum of 15% of the last approved rates.”

It went ahead to add that, “Please refer to the Second Schedule of the Act 1080 for the baseline figures for your guidance. For the avoidance of doubt, any adjustments made to the Fees and Charges must not exceed 15% of the fees charged for the 2021/2022 Academic Year.


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