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15.05.2019 Education

1,300 GIMPA Students To Defer Programs Over Late Payment Of Fees

1,300 GIMPA Students To Defer Programs Over Late Payment Of Fees
MAY 15, 2019 EDUCATION

Some 1,300 students of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) who made late payments of fees have been prevented from writing their exams.

The students were not able to meet the March 13, deadline for payment and registration for the semester.

In a statement issued on Wednesday by the disgruntled students, they have appealed to the Governing Council of the Institute to prevail on the Academic Board and Management of the Institute to reconsider their decision to allow students that defaulted in meeting the March 13 deadline for payment and registration an opportunity to do so.

Explaining their inability to meet the deadline, the students said was due to serious personal challenges in mobilizing the funds in time, adding that some students on scholarships including the Student Loan scheme did not have their semester funds released in time to afford them the opportunity to pay.

Others paid into the school's designated banks, but the students claim it took not less than five working days to reflect.

Currently, most of the students have since completed payment of the full fees for the semester and have requested an opportunity to register, but has not been heeded to by the management of the Institute.

The students, however, have served a copy of their petition to President Akufo-Addo, to draw his attention to their plight.

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