The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) will embark on a “placard-holding” protest over the capping of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund).
The union said the exercise will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2023, from 8 am to 12:00 pm, to protest the capping of GETFund which denies the fund access to the GETFund levy accrued.
They shall also be joined by Civil Society Organisations led by the Africa Education Watch, and the continental student body, the All Africa Students Union.
The action, according to its public notice available to angelonline.com.gh, is to get parliament to uncap GETFund to make funds available for education in the country.
To the union, the conduct of the protest “shall be by 30 participants and shall be carried out in a very orderly manner led by the leadership of NUGS and Africa Education Watch.”
As part of the move, NUGS shall further proceed to submit a petition to the leadership of parliament on the same day at the end of the placard-holding protest.
NUGS also vowed to rise against any attempt by authorities to limit the progress of education, because their predecessors fought hard to make GETFund a reality which has now been capped limiting the amount that is dedicated to the sector.