The proposal made by Mahama Ayariga, MP for Bawku Central, calling on the government to suspend the payment of University fees this year, was withdrawn on Wednesday, 20th January 2021 by the Parliament after they delineated on the motion.
Mr.Ayariga explained that, because of the economic hardship the pandemic had on households, most parents will find it difficult to pay tertiary fees ranging between GH¢2,500 and GH¢4,500.
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The NDC junta also sided with his idea of suspending University fees as a result of the hardship imposed on parents by the COVID-19 but the majority said that there were already measures put in place to support students pay their fees.
He urged the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo to lay down measures to suspend the payment of University fees so that students