The University Relations Officer (URO) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr. Norris Bekoe, has revealed that some students who drive on campus are unable to take their cars home during vacation because they cannot explain to their parents how they got the money to buy the cars.
He said this on the Sunrise show with Alfred Ocansey on 3FM while justifying the decision to defer the 6000 students for delayed payments of fees.
“Look Alfred, it will amaze you to know that we have Students on campus who actually have cars, and when they are on vacation, they can’t take the cars home because they won’t be able to tell their parents how they got those cars” Dr. Norris Bekoe said.
He added “I remember somewhere last year or so, a student had lied to the parent that he was part of the graduating class and the parent had come for his graduation on campus only to find out that the ward was in second year after being in the school for four years.
“That parent collapsed in the office of the Dean of Students. We had to call the ambulance to resuscitate that parent”
Meanwhile, the management has agreed to extend the deadline for payment of fees for deferred students by one month.
This follows a meeting with the Minister of Education Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum.
The management of the KNUST on Wednesday announced that 6000 students have been deferred for non-payment of their fees.