We bring you warmest salutations from the leadership of the aforementioned coalition.
We want to use this opportunity to express our undiluted appreciation to all those who supported our course thus far especially the concerned beneficiaries, and also to the the SLTF Management for the cooperation so far.
So far so good our efforts have yielded a positive result. Our collective effort brought some progress and we wish to update you on the latest developments so far, as far as Students loan is concerned.
We all could recall that the SLTF promised to pay beneficiaries by close of this month, November, 2018 which was as a result of our series of engagements with the Students Loan Trust senior officials.
However, as at November 26, 2018 there were no signals from the SLTF indicating any possible disbursement. Beneficiaries were frustrated and left with the fear that the SLTF would not fulfill its promise.
The leadership quickly scheduled an urgent meeting with the the CEO and PRO of the SLTF on the 28 November, 2018.
The undermentioned are the issues discussed at the meeting.
1. A little over 3000 students were paid as at 2pm (Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018) to the tune of GHC 3.9 million.
2. Additional funds would be coming in from GETFund to SLTF (Friday, Nov. 30, 2018) for them to continue payment to the rest of student beneficiaries who have not been paid yet.
The PRO of SLTF Mr George Ferguson Laing indicated that the 50% increment has put a lot of strain on the fund but Management of SLTF and other stakeholders are working assiduously to get sustainable funding for the institution and the delay was not intentional but due to lack of funds.
Additionally, the CEO of Student Loan Trust Fund, Nana Kwaku Agyei Yeboah, stated that students activism led to the establishment of GETFund and many other educational interventions and was quick to apologize again for the delayed disbursement of fund for this academic year.
” We have never sat idle after the PRO engaged with the Coalition on GhOne TV last week. We have engaged with the Ministry of Education and GETFund including the President His Excellency.
We are in this together and it is my vision to make SLTF a world class institution to support your education and that is what the President also is passionate about. All stakeholders must support the Fund to succeed. Finally, we are glad that you agitated for something that is legally due you and we commend the team and all student beneficiaries for your patience and cooperation till now. Payment has started and would continue. Let us continue to dialogue. ” – he concluded.
We wish to state emphatically with no uncertain terms that we are committed and determined to making sure all beneficiaries receive their funds and on time and also to make sure the SLTF survive to support the education of every Ghanaian child forever.
Long live Ghana
Long live SLTF
Long live the Coalition of Concerned SLTF Beneficiaries.
_For God and Country_
AKUGRI MALIK ADAM
(PRO, CONCERNED BENEFICIARIES)
FORMER GNUTS PRESIDENT
024 194 9350
JUSTICE J.Y. KWAME-KUMAH
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
024 347 9883
ANANE FRIMPONG WILBERFORCE
UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, WINNEBA-MAMPONG (IDel)
0241736826 / 0202790956
JOSHUA SCOURT ASIAMAH
UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, WINNEBA
AYUBEOGO A. NURUDEEN
UNIVERSITY OF ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
STATEMENT BY THE COALITION OF CONCERNED SLTF BENEFICIARIES, GHANA