The decision was made on Tuesday 27th May, 2014 by the school’s council following a directive from government that tertiary institutions pay their own utility bills.
According to 233livenews, many students of the University have expressed displeasure in the additional charges which take effect from the 2014/2015 academic year.
Student Representative Council (SRC) President of the University of Cape Coast, David Boakye in an interview on Radio Univers noted that the implication of the additional charge will most likely include several students dropping out due to their inability to pay.
The University of Cape Coast per the new fees approved by Council, will see fees shoot up by over forty percent.
Meanwhile, the University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology are yet to officially announce their fees for the 2014/2015 academic year as its authorities are meeting to fix the exact amount to be added to the fees of students as bills for water and electricity usage.