1,300 GIMPA students blocked from writing exams over fees

Updated: May 24, 2019

Approximately 1,300 understudies of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration who stand the danger of conceding their projects over their failure to pay their expenses on time have appealed to President Akufo-Addo to intercede to empower their administration rethink their stands.

As indicated by the understudies, their powerlessness to pay the expenses on time were for the most part because of reasons outside their ability to control.

"We are a gathering of around 1,300 understudies of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (hereinafter called the Institute) over every one of the Faculties and Schools of the different grounds and we wish to submissively engage the Governing Council of the Institute to win on the Academic Board and the Management of the Institute to reexamine their choice not to permit understudies that defaulted in gathering the thirteenth March, 2019 due date for installment and enlistment for the semester a chance to do as such.

"A portion of the reasons bookkeeping to our failure to comply with the said time constraint incorporates: genuine individual difficulties in activating the assets in time; a few understudies on grants including the Student Loan conspire did not have their semester discharges so as to bear the cost of them the chance to pay. Others needed to pay into one of the assigned Banks for school yet it took at the very least five working days to mirror," the appeal said.

It included: "A large portion of us had since finished installment of the full charges for the semester and had on individual premise appealed to differently the separate Deans and different partners of the Institute expressing our individual impossible to miss circumstances and mentioning for a chance to enlist all of which had not been noticed to by the board of the Institute.

We are by a duplicate of this request drawing the consideration of His Excellency Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana to our predicament, in particular realizing that the Institute is straightforwardly under the Office of the President. We are in like manner so guided by Section 1(4) of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Act, 2004 (ACT 676). The arrangement peruses as pursues "the Institute will work under the Office of the President and will be subsidiary to the National Council for Tertiary Education".


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