Graduate students march against delayed bursaries, thesis grant

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gracccMembers of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) today [Wednesday], marched through some streets in Accra in protest of government’s delays in the release of their bursaries and thesis grants.

 

Their protest march was to put pressure on government to fast-track processes to pay the monies, which have been in arrears since the 2015/2016 academic year.

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GRASAG earlier this month planned to picket at the Flagstaff House over their concerns, but called it off to further engage the government in addressing their concerns.

 

However, the association indicated that government did not adequately address its concerns hence the demonstration.

 

The group marched from the Obra spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle through some principal streets in Accra and converged on the Hearts Park where they presented their petition to government.

 

The University Students Association of Ghana (USAG), which had endorsed the GRASAG protest, was also present at the demonstration to offer its support.

 

GRASAG President, Rashid Kwasi Etuaful, lamented to OTECNEWS FM DWABREM’S host Nana Ampratwum what they called government’s lack of concern and urgency to release the bursary grant.

 

Source Otec fm, Kumasi, story by CJ LOIUS AND ERIC ASAMOAH/PROTOCOL

 

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