The University Students’ Association of Ghana (USAG) has weighed into calls for the Students Loan Trust Fund to immediately disburse student loans.
The calls began with the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) following delay for this academic year.
According to USAG, reports have been received of students receiving registration deadline notices over non-payment of fees.
“The payment becomes even more necessary in this period when there has been a failure by the enforcing authorities to ensure compliance with the reduction of school fees on our university campuses, amidst the current economic difficulties,” a press release on Friday, March 10 said.
It said the delay in payment is affecting students who have applied for the support to aid their academic work.
“Our Association has in the wake of the release received even more worrying complaints about the gravity of the situation on our various campuses.”
The Association said the action by the Fund may affect repayment efforts students will make after completion of their studies.
“We further believe that a swift payment of the loans will give the Trust Fund an opportunity to imbibe and promote a culture of quick repayment among our student beneficiaries to allow more students to benefit from the loans.”
It also urged student applicants to “hold on to their faith while we join forces to demand a swift payment to support their education”.