COVID-19 relief: Government set to distribute 1,190 vehicles to SHSs – Akufo-Addo

COVID-19 relief: Government set to distribute 1,190 vehicles to SHSs – Akufo-Addo

- Government is set to distribute a total of 1190 vehicles to senior high schools

- The breakdown is 350 buses and 840 pickups

- Schools to benefit from the gesture are those that did not receive any in 2016

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that government would soon begin the distribution of 350 buses and 840 vehicles to some Senior High Schools (SHS) in Ghana.

According to him, the schools which would benefit from these 1,190 vehicles are those that did not receive any in 2016.

The decision to distribute these vehicles forms part of the government's plans to alleviate the conditions of the Free SHS policy.

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The president made this known while addressing the nation on Sunday, June 21 on updates toward COVID-19's control in the country.

“ ...Government is also making available 350 buses and 840 pickup vehicles to Senior High Schools that did not receive vehicles in 2016. ...”

According to a CitiNews report, Nana Addo had earlier hinted plans to distribute these vehicles to the various schools during Prempeh College's 70th-anniversary celebration on Saturday, November 30, 2019.

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In a related development, Akufo-Addo revealed in his 12th address that his government will absorb the full examination fees of all final year students sitting for the 2020 West Africa Senior School Certification Examination (WASSCE).

“For the first time in our nation’s history, government will absorb the WASSCE examination fees of the 313,837 students who will sit for the exams.”

Meanwhile, all final year SHS students, second-year gold track students will also resume school on Monday, June 22, 2020.

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