Executives of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) paid a working visit to the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, to discuss comprehensively, the financial condition of students in the country.
The visit by NUGS to the Ministry was to discuss the accessibility of the Students’ Loan and how best the Union, together with all stakeholders of the Loan Trust Fund, can better resolve the current situation.
The meeting was necessitated due to a number of challenges faced by beneficiaries of the Students’ Loan and to discuss the progress of the Loan Trust Fund in the country.
Some beneficiaries of the Students’ Loan Trust Fund have been denied access to examination rooms because they have arrears with their respective institutions.
Others also have outstanding accommodation arrears and other personal expenses to settle.
NUGS assured the beneficiaries that the funds have been released and that “disbursements will continue to speedily curb all inconveniences they have had to endure these past weeks.”
The Union has had several meetings with the Students Loan Trust Fund and student leaders across Ghana and is determined to use all available opportunities to plan on a more reformed loan scheme to ensure that students do not go through the challenges of accessing their loan funds again.
NUGS said that it was committed to solving issues faced by students in Ghana and we will continue to update students on our activities.