- Akufo-Addo has revealed that his administration is considering putting a system in place to help needy tertiary students
- According to Nana Addo, this will help cater adequately for deprived tertiary students
- This move comes on the back of his NPP administration’s free Senior High School and Technical and Vocational Education and Training introduced in 2017
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that his administration is considering putting a system in place to help needy tertiary students.
This according to Nana Addo will help cater adequately for deprived tertiary students who through no fault of theirs cannot pay for their tuition.
This move comes on the back of his NPP administration’s free Senior High School and Technical and Vocational Education and Training introduced in 2017.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Wontumi radio, Nana Addo said the initiative was geared towards developing the human resources of the country.
“... if I am voted into power, free senior high school will be a priority for us.
Also, we are looking at how to make universities accessible. We don’t have funding for free tertiary education but we can organise a system where government will give loans to students and they can repay after their education.
We have to move that way because we want the development of our human material as a matter of urgent priority. We are not going to give a timetable to it, but we will take steps to implement it,” he said.
Though he did not give timelines, he promised that the policy will be adequately spelt out in the NPP’s 2020 manifesto.
In other news, the new Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Rita Akosua Dickson was outdoored yesterday August 1, 2020, at the school premises in Kumasi.
She happens to become the first female Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.KNUST.
In photos sighted from the event, President Akufo-Addo in a Facebook post, Nana Addo expressed confidence that Prof. Dickson will rise up to the challenge, and excel in her new role.
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