AIT students cry foul over management’s demand for extra cash over internet data

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Students of the Accra Institute of Technology have expressed worry over management’s demand for extra fees for data aside the GHC 70.00 they pay for the same purpose every semester.

After the introduction of online studies to fill the gap created due to the suspension of physical academic activities, students of the Institute were asked to pay an amount of GHS 10.00 for a Vodafone data package to supplement the usual GHC 70.00 charged every semester.

But speaking on Campus Exclusive, President of the Students’ Representative Council, Ebenezer Mensah describes this as unfair.

“They brought a policy with Vodafone. The students are paying GHC 10.00 every month and that is a challenge for us. We private universities are always having problem when it comes to addressing issues. It’s highly unfair for management to charge students GHC 10.00 for data,” he lamented.

He also disclosed that SRC was in talks with school authorities over the matter to finding a solution which will be favourable to both parties.

“We are dealing with this issue underground, working hand in hand with management to see how best they can mitigate the issue especially now because very soon we will start with our exams.”

Ebenezer Mensah, however, is calling on students to exercise some restraints and cope with the current situation since online learning is the only alternative at the moment.

“We are also hearing other complains on the package but you know we are not in normal times so sometimes you have to sacrifice,” the SRC President advised.

He added that:

“In terms of data issues we cannot do anything about it so the best thing to do is to rely on management to be able to mitigate all these issues because already we are paying for data and therefore they should be able to handle this issue amicably for students to be able”

Story by: Fridaus Saeed

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