Angry students of the University of Ghana, Legon, are demanding for a refund of parts tuition and residential fees they paid for the 2019/2020 academic year because almost half of the session has been spent at home over Covid-19.
The students who are currently being forced to take online courses from the university say their original agreement with the university was for an on-campus lecture which has been rendered impossible with the Covi-19 coronavirus outbreak.
The students have therefore petitioned the school to return part of the fees they paid. A petition signed by lead petitioners, Kojo Danquah and Sampson Tagbor stated that the fees paid to the premier university included direct access to facilities like the Science Labs, Computer Labs, WiFi System, Sporting fields and the well-equipped Library System. All of these facilities are no longer available to students as they undertake their course under a makeshift E-Learning platform.
“By providing your details below, you are assisting the petitioners to make a strong case to the University Management and relevant stakeholders to consider refunding part of fees paid for the 2019/2020 Academic Year (specifically, this second semester),” the petitioners wrote.
Due to the outbreak in Ghana, the government was forced to suspend all academic activities to limit the quantum of human interaction.
Ghana is still caught in the eye of the outbreak, with over 5,000 infections and 29 deaths.