Two final year students in the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have petitioned the office of the Dean of the faculty to, as a matter of urgency, scrap off or explain to students why they are charged GHc 2.00 when they request for attachment letters.
The duo, Mr. Godwin Festival Boateng, a Sociology and Social Work student who doubles up as University (Katanga) hall secretary and Mr. Martin Acheampong, a Political Studies student in a letter dated September 8, 2010 said they appreciate the necessity for practical experience in education but to slap a fee of GHc 2.00 on students in the faculty for attachment letters was untenable describing it as “inequitable, amorphous and unidentifiable with the principle of justice.”
The duo argued further that they believe the fee levied on the students is contained in the school fee for Academic Facility User Fee (AFUF) and commercial rate of the same print cost 5 pesewas within and outside the precincts of the university.
However, the Dean of the faculty, Prof. Joseph Ohene-Manu says he is looking forward to meeting the Merss Boateng and Acheampong in a dialogue.
By Bright Habita