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UEW student dies while negotiating payment of school fees

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cediTragedy struck the University of Education, Winneba campus, when a level 300 sandwich student collapsed and died in the Finance Office of the University on Monday.

A source from Public Relations Department of the University gave the name of the student as Samuel Baidoo of the Guidance and Counseling Department.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in a telephone interview on Thursday, the source said on Monday morning Mr Baidoo went to the Finance Office of the University to negotiate for payment of his school fees.

This followed a decision that students who had not paid their fees would not be allowed to take their semester examination.

The source said the University took that decision because in most cases many students refused to pay arrears of fees when they completed their courses and this has resulted in the University losing huge sums of money.

While negotiating with the finance officers, Baidoo collapsed and died.

Sandwich students pay between GH¢500 and GH¢650 per semester, depending on the type of courses.

His body has been deposited at the Winneba Government Hospital for autopsy.

Source: GNA

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  1. It’s really sad and painful .It’s just at most GH¢650 but one have to struggle for it. Indeed its hard and some people have to work hard to get it whilst others may just use it for enjoyment. May the Lord give him rest.

  2. What did the autopsy results show. Did he die of shock after realizing that he would not be allowed to write the exams because of his indebtedness to the university? Does the university have financial aid for such students? What was the atmosphere surrounding the entire negotiating process. I think the university should allow such students to write the exams and later pay at prevailing interest rate when they show up for their certificates or transcripts