Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that his government will begin funding senior high school education in September, for all those who qualify for entry.
The president pledged to scrap all fees from the learning institutions, and avail free learning materials too.
“By free SHS, we mean that, in addition to tuition which is already free, there will be no admission fees, no library fees, no science centre fees, no computer laboratory fees, no examination fees, no utility fees; there will be free textbooks, free boarding and free meals, and day students will get a meal at school for free,” he said on Saturday.
President Akufo-Addo made the remarks during the 60th anniversary celebration of Akuapeman Senior High School in the Eastern Region.
The new leader won the West African country’s election held in December, defeating incumbent President John Mahama.
Akufo-Addo said that his administration will focus on the provision of incentives that will motivate teachers and reward their hard work in the classroom.
The free SHS policy was one of the campaign promises of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the last electioneering campaigns.