Bayelsa State Students in Ghana Varsity Barred from Writing Exams
Students of Bayelsa State who are studying at the King’s University College, Accra, Ghana, have reportedly been barred from writing their examinations as well as being chased out of the institution’s hostels till further effect.
This is coming just some weeks after the government of Bayelsa state stated that it had approved the payment of sundry fees for its stranded students who are studying abroad.
Governor Seriake Dickson had reportedly released the sum of £300,000 and $450,000 for the payment of tuition for students of the state who are on scholarship abroad with the date of release noted as November 24, 2016.
Mr. Markson Fefegha, the Bayelsa state Commissioner for Education, had stated that the payment was a show of the government’s commitment to the education of its people despite the fact that there had been a sharp decline in the revenue accruing to the state.
In his breakdown, he said of £250,000 was released for the tuition and other fees of Bayelsa students studying for their PhD degrees in the United Kingdom.
While the remaining $150,000 was approved for Bayelsa students studying at the Lincoln University in the United States, as well as the payment of $40,000 to some Bayelsa students studying in Ghana.
The students beg to differ even as they stated that the monies have not yet been paid to the school hence the decision of the school to stop them from writing exams and also evict them from their lodging and accommodation.
The students are expecting some government reps in the school by next week to sort out the mess.