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Deputy Minister says University fees vary

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Mr Mahama Ayariga,  Deputy Minister for Education, on Tuesday said the current fees being charged by the country’s public universities varied from one institution to the other and from one programme to the other.

He said the fees also differed from one level to another and included those on academic user fees, Information and Communication Technology health care, examination, identity card,  medical examination, sports.

Mr Ayariga, who appeared before Parliament to answer questions concerning the ministry, gave details of approved fees being charged by public universities including the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the University of Ghana (UG)  and University of Cape Coast (UCC).

The Minister said the UG charged the lowest fess as compared to the other universities,

He said undergraduate fresh students in UG paid, GH¢486.00 in the humanities, Administration GH¢541.00, Sciences, GH¢571, Applied Sciences, GH¢644.00, and Veterinary, GH¢614.00,

Mr Ayariga said KNUST fresh students paid GH¢858.58 for the Humanities, GH¢927.43 for the Sciences and GH¢1,035.45 for Medicine.

The UCC charged GH¢1,070.00 is paid for Humanities, GH¢1,141.00, for the Sciences, Medicine, GH¢1,173.00 and GH¢1,044.00 for Business Administration.

He said that all fees included those on Student Representative Council and Departmental Hall.

Source: GNA

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