The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) following the newly introduced ‘Kyemupe and Fa ninyinaa’ policy to absorb fees of 2020/2021 tertiary students has reportedly commended the main opposition party.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in a statement dated December 1, said it will in the 2020/2021 academic year absorb all fees of the first batch of the Free SHS beneficiaries who will be admitted to tertiary institutions.
The statement, however, indicated that continuing students in tertiary institutions will be beneficiaries of the ‘Kyemupe’ policy, meaning John Mahama if elected as the President will absorb 50% of their fees.
A statement purported to be from the Union of Ghana Students shared by NDC’s Dzifa Gunu on social media applauded the opposition party for the absorption of students fees to mitigate the economic impact of the virus.
“It is therefore commendable on the part of the flagbearer to heed to the calls by students of this country and announce such progressive policies aimed at ensuring universal access to tertiary education for all”, NUGS said.
NUGS, however, said it will hold the flagbearer of the NDC, Mr John Dramani Mahama accountable in the fulfilment of the Kyemupe and Fa ninyinaa policy should he win the 2020 general election.