As part of their efforts to promote digitalisation and make banking easy and convenient for their customers, Stanbic Bank Ghana has begun its annual school fees collection drive to ease the payment of school fees for students in various institutions across the country.
Head of Public Sector at Stanbic Bank, Richard Asare, noted that the bank’s School Fees Collection Drive was designed to help ease the pressure on parents and students relative to the payment of fees.
“Paying school fees through banks can be stressful. The long queues, the endless filling of forms and the length of time it takes to complete the process is not something anyone looks forward to. Unfortunately, this is what most parents and students have to contend with whenever school reopens. At Stanbic Bank, we believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that our cherished customers and Ghanaians have the best banking experience, whether they are visiting our banking halls or accessing our services remotely.”
He added that: “Through the Stanbic Bank School Fees Collection Drive, we – as a bank – have come up with a solution to the challenges involved in school fees payment. Students and parents in various institutions can now avoid any hassle and enjoy a convenient, quick and easy way to pay their fees. I entreat you all to step into any of our branches and take advantage of our quick and easy fee payment steps”.
Mr. Asare further mentioned that the bank is constantly exploring digital solutions to make fee payment easier for parents and students across the country. “Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives; and as a business, it is important that we keep up with the changing times and adopt new ways of doing business to make banking easy and reliable for our customers.
“As a bank that is constantly finding new ways of doing things, we started the Stanbic Bank Fees Collection Drive to reduce fee payers’ waiting time in the banking halls and make their encounter with the brand worthwhile. The bank introduced the iCollect Platform – an interface for students, parents and guardians to pay fees online and through USSD channels.”
The Stanbic Fees Collection Drive started in 2016 with a few private educational institutions. This year, participating schools that are in the project are University of Ghana, KNUST, Central University, God’s New Nation School, Merton International Primary and High School, Alpha Beta Education Centre, KNUST Institute of Distance Learning, Transnational Academic Group (Lancaster University Ghana), Islamic University College, University of Mines and Technology, Takoradi Technical University, Knutsford University College, University of Development Studies, Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies. Students, parents, and guardians with wards in these schools can access the service anywhere in the country.