Scores of students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been deferred by the University due to their inability to pay school fees.
The University in its earlier release indicated that all students who have not paid at least 70 per cent of their school fees by 7th April 2022, would be deferred automatically.
However, the policy did not take effect immediately as persons who fall within that category were allowed to write their mid-semester examination which began on 11th April 2022.
The University Relations officer of KNUST, Dr Daniel Norris Bekoe, in an interview with Citi News, said the University's decision is justified as some students use school fees given to them to engage in gambling and other stuff.
Some students, however, stated that they are genuinely needy and the students' bursaries and other scholarships they had applied for had not taken effect and as such, they want the school to extend the period.
The affected students appeared to have had some sort of respite since the deferment did not take place automatically.
In what appears to be a twist, some students on Tuesday, 19th April 2022, said they have started receiving messages that they have been deferred due to their inability to meet the minimum requirements of the KNUST fees Credit and Debt Management Policy.
“Dear student, your programme has been deferred as you have not met the minimum requirement of the KNUST fees Credit and Debt Management Policy. Thank you,” one of the messages read.