Fees Arrears: UCC sacked Distance Education Students from Exam Hall over GHC10

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Studnets of the Universiry of Cape Coast College of Distance Education (CoDE) met the worst time in their academic lives after the University sacked them for owng fees during last weekend’s end of semester exams.

The action that took place in all centeres across the country was meant to ensure students pay btheir fees on time.

Moreover,the Abetifi Center in the Eastern Region had some 40 students sacked for owing fees ranging from GHC10 ,Ghc50 and above.

About 70 final year students  at Atefuah Senior High School Campus in Akyem Oda faced similar predicament.

Some of the affected students owe as little as GHC200 but have been prevented from writing the exams.

Speaking with EducationGhana’s Ellis Ferdinand, some students at the Abetifi Center said the decision by management of the University to sack them for owing fees was shocking.

The students said it was not a fact that the fees shall not be paid since a student cannot graduate without paying his or her fees in full.

The studnets said,for the final year students,their inability to write theirt final papers meant they cannot graduate from the University.

Describing the incident as unfortunate,the studnets called on the authorities to take a second look at some of their decisions with regards to payment of fees.

Source: EducationGhana.net

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Ellis Ferdinad is the Founder of Education Ghana Media Network ,a parent Company of EducationGhana.net ,an Online Education News Blog and Education Television, an Online Digital Television Channel. Ellis Ferdinad is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast respectively, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students' Awards and was also ajudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog (EducationGhana.net. His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017 and 2018 respectively,an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. Ferdinand is a researcher in Education and a contributor to Education related discussions on Radio,Television and on Social Media. He is a Leadership Coach and a Public/Motivational Speaker .

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