An estimated value of about 1000 students of the Takoradi Technical University (TTU) has been deferred by the school authorities for non-payment of school fees and failure to register for the semester.
In a Memo signed by the Registrar, Mr. Moses Mclean Abnory and copied to websaet.com explained that 826 students had their courses deferred amid failure to register for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year.
“It has always been mandatory for students to register for every semester as stipulated in section 10 of the student’s handbook”. He said
Mr. Abnory stated that every student who failed to go by that section was considered not a student and therefore could be expelled from the school.
The University Registrar said on the side of payment of fees, the amount was reduced from 75% to 50% upon a plea by the Student Representative Council (SRC) while the registration period was also extended from September 6 to September 26, 2019, to give ample time for all students to register.
According to the Registrar Students on the government loan fund, NGO, MP, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assembly scholarships, however, submitted their scholarship award letters for due diligence and were allowed to register.
He, however, denied reports that the non-payment of loans by the loan fund was the cause of the deferment.
Mr. Abnory disclosed that some students were unable to register for the second semester because their data for the first semester was not captured in the student’s management system, adding that, ‘’TTU has not deferred any student but they have deferred the programmes themselves’’.