University of Ghana students struggle with soaring hostel fees, basic needs

University of Ghana students struggle with soaring hostel fees, basic needs

The recent hike in hostel fees at the has left students grappling with financial strain, affecting their ability to afford basic necessities.

Stephen, a final-year student, highlighted the abrupt increase in fees just 48 hours before the start of the academic year, catching many students and their families off guard.

Stephen expressed the challenges he now faces: “My dad pleaded with me to reduce my pocket money. Now I can't even afford to eat a balanced diet on campus.” His father, unprepared for the sudden fee adjustment, had to borrow money to support the family.

Another student, Turkson, described witnessing the severe impact on his roommates, with some forced to drop out due to financial constraints.

He emphasized the fees' unexpected nature: “The increase came unaware. We were just there; a few days before the school resumption, they brought a new fees schedule which was very hasty.”

The situation has led to a surge in the cost of living on campus, prompting some students to abandon hostels or, in extreme cases, withdraw from school.

Affected students are calling for intervention from the university authorities to address the high cost of living and ensure that the fees charged align with the quality of services provided.

Despite paying higher fees, students like Afia argue that essential facilities in the hostels remain in disrepair, with reported issues not being adequately addressed.

The collective hope among students is for the university administration to consider their financial constraints and take corrective measures to ease the burden on their already challenging academic journey.

Ghana Hostels Ltd approved hostel fees

The following are Ghana Hostels Ltd approved hostel rates for the 2023/2024 academic year – UG Legon facility

UG Hostel Fees for Ghanaian Students

Room TypeLocationFacilityApproved Rates per Bed (GHS)
1 in a Room with AC (Big)New PentEnsuite24,362.00
1 in a Room with AC (Small)New PentEnsuite21,820.00
1 in a Room without ACNew PentEnsuite17,908.00
2 in 1 Room with ACNew PentEnsuite15,489.00
2 in 1 Room without ACNew PentEnsuite10,185.00
2 in 1 Room without ACOld PentShared8,258.00
4 in 1 RoomNew PentEnsuite5,313.00
4 in a RoomOld PentShared4,928.00
UG Hostel Fees for Ghanaian Students

UG Hostel Fees for International Students

Room TypeLocationFacilityApproved Rate per Bed (GHS)
1 in a Room with ACNew PentEnsuite35,320.00
1 in a Room without ACNew PentEnsuite27,320.00
2 in 1 Room with ACNew PentEnsuite22,080.00
2 in 1 Room without ACNew PentEnsuite17,456.00
2 in 1 Room without ACOld PentShared15,896.00
4 in 1 RoomNew PentEnsuite9,576.00
4 in a RoomOld PentShared8,576.00
UG Hostel Fees for International Students

Hostel fees include a refundable deposit against damages (GHS 150.00), a non-refundable deposit for online booking (GHS 100.00), and JCR dues (GHS 70.00).

GHL Management provided this information on July 13, 2023.

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