The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has raised long standing issues having to do with the Student Loan Trust Fund and the challenges faced by students in their quest to access loan funds with the Minister for Finance Ken Ofori Atta.
Led by the National President Tinkaro Asare Osei, the leadership of NUGS met the Finance Minister today, May 8 2019 at his office and raised all the issues, most of which have lingered on for some time now.
A statement issued by the union a while ago read in part that ‘’The Union having had several meetings with the Students Loan Trust Fund and student leaders across Ghana, is determined to use all available opportunities to plan on a more reformed loan scheme to ensure that students do not go through the challenges of accessing their loan funds again’’.
Read the full statement below:
NUGS MEETS MINISTER OF FINANCE ON ISSUES OF STUDENT LOAN TRUST FUND
The National Union of Ghana Students has paid a working visit to the Ministry of Finance to discuss comprehensively, the financial condition of students in the country especially in accessing the Students’ Loan and how best the Union together with all stakeholders of the Loan Trust Fund can better resolve the current situation.
The meeting was necessitated due to a number of challenges beneficiaries of the Students’ Loan have been through for some time now and to discuss the progress of the Loan Trust Fund in the country.
Some beneficiaries have been denied access to examination rooms because they have arrears with their respective institutions. Others have outstanding accommodation arrears and other personal expenses to settle.
The Union having had several meetings with the Students Loan Trust Fund and student leaders across Ghana, is determined to use all available opportunities to plan on a more reformed loan scheme to ensure that students do not go through the challenges of accessing their loan funds again.
NUGS is pleased to also inform all beneficiaries that the funds have been released and that disbursements will continue to speedily curb all inconveniences they have had to endure these past weeks.
NUGS is committed to solving issues faced by students in Ghana and we will continue to update students on our activities.
Kobby Otchere Marfo
Press & Information Secretary
Tinkaro Asare Osei