The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has requested the government to consider increasing the little sum of money given to tertiary students as loans and also fast track the “no guarantor policy” for students loan.
The Union Monday made the appeal through the Vice-President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia after commending the Akufo-Addo government for interventional policies in making education accessible to all.
NUGS during their visit to discuss various issues pertaining to the student body with Mr Mahamudu at the Jubilee House also used the opportunity to applaud him for his enormous support to the Students Union since 2017 to date.
They further informed Akufo-Addo’s right-hand man of a petition sent to the Minister of Works and Housing, Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye for a lasting solution to the accommodation crisis on various tertiary institution campuses.
In a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh, the leadership said they suggested for more government-owned hostels to be built and also the formation of a coalition of private hostel owners to regulate the pricing.
Commenting on security issues concerning GIMPA, KNUST, UCC, UDS and other campuses, Dr Bawumia promised the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) the government will take effective measures to curb the threats.