Several Students have been captured in the Auditor General’s Report for the Year 2022 for defaulting in Payment if School fees.
All 326 Students from four faculties including 57 from School of Business, 60 from School of Engineering, 148 from School of Applied Sciences and 61 from School of Applied Arts will be prevented from writing exams in the near future should they fail to pay their outstanding fees.
Regulation 32 of the Public Financial Management Regulations, 2019 (L.I.
2378) provides that a Principal Spending officer of a covered entity shall take efficient and appropriate steps to collect money due to the covered entity.
The audit disclosed that 326 students from four (4) faculties owed the University a total amount of GH¢769,351.56 as at 31 December 2022. The details are provided in table 59.
The anomaly could worsen the financial situation of the University which could impact negatively on academic work.
The Auditor General advised the Vice-Chancellor and the Director of Finance to put in place effective fees collection strategies to ensure timely recovery of the debts owed by students.
The University has put in place very stringent measures to recover
outstanding debts from students and that was why the student debtors’ figure drastically reduced as compared with that of the previous year.
The University also instituted a policy where student debtors lists are
published two (2) weeks before examinations commence.
No student is allowed to sit for the examination if he or she owes the University.
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