The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has petitioned Parliament to uncap the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund).
NUGS contends that there has been a decline in the funding of education as a result of the capping of the GETFund.
The student body says this has negatively affected the allocation of funds to the Student Loan Trust Fund and other educational agencies.
The National President of NUGS, Dennis Appiah Larbi Ampofo, presenting the petition to the Education Committee of Parliament appealed to them to reject the 2023 proposed formula for the disbursement of GETFund.
“Our concern primarily stems from the concerns of declining funding for education which emanates from GETFund. Act 947 especially for the GETFund part is an enemy of the progress of education in Ghana. Our biggest problem started in 2023 when we realised that it was not a boardroom discussion again. It’s a matter of deliberate attempts …