The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has received the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, His Excellency, Micheal Femi Abikoye and his entourage at the Council Chamber.
The purpose of the visit by the High Commissioner was to officially introduce himself to the Vice-Chancellor and also deepen the existing relations between the Commission and the University. Speaking during the meeting, HE. Abikoye said that he was appointed as High Commissioner to Ghana on July this 2017 and presented his letters of credence to President Akufo Addo on 18th August, 2017.
HE. Abikoye noted that as part of his duty tour in Ghana as an envoy, he was duty-bound to seek the welfare of Nigerians across the country. According to him, there were a lot of Nigerian students who have enrolled in Ghanaian universities and the students have been complaining about the hike in tuition fees.
The High Commissioner said this development was burdening parents, resulting in the increasingly reduction of the number of students who enrol in Ghanaian universities. " I therefore humbly call on the management of the University to review the tuition fees for foreign students to enable more students to access university education in Ghana", he appealed.
HE. Abikoye was grateful that Nigerians and Ghanaians were living peacefully and enjoying a fruitful relationship. He thus advised Nigerian students to respect the laws of the institution in order not to fall foul of the laws.
For his part, the Vice-Chancellor described the visit of HE. Abikoye to the University as "a memorable one". He assured the High Commissioner that management of the University would take a second look at the fees.
"We will take another look at the fees paid by non-Ghanaian students from the sub-region." he said. Prof. Ampiah told the High Commissioner that the University would do everything it could to make Nigerian students comfortable.
As part of his visit, HE. Abikoye interacted with Nigerian students to get first-hand information about their challenges on campus and devise ways to addressing them. The High Commissioner was accompanied by the Minister and staff of the High Commission, as well as some members of the Nigerian community in Ghana.