- The Minister of Education has announced that students in the public universities will not be paying utility bills from next academic year
- Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh said the decision by government to absorb the utility bills is to lessen the financial burden on students
- Another reason given was to increase access to tertiary education
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The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has announced that students in the public universities will not be paying utility bills from next academic year.
According to him, this decision by government to absorb the utility bills is to lessen the financial burden on students and increase access to tertiary education.
Dr Opoku Prempeh, made this known while speaking at the third edition of the Nation Building Updates in Accra on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
He also mentioned that with regards to student loans, if the New Patriotic Party(NPP) government is re elected, tertiary students would only need the Ghana Card to secure a loan.
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He added that there would be no need for a guarantor as has been the norm over the past years.
Dr. Opoku Prempeh announced that the Akufo-Addo's government would construct the first-ever Creative Arts secondary schools as model SHSs to enable students interested in honing their music, dance and oratory skills to do so.
In other news, the second-year students in Junior High Schools (JHS) and Senior High Schools(SHS) across the country resumed their studies in school today, Monday, October 5, 2020.
This comes after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo directed that they return to school to study and write their exams for the rest of the term of the 2019/2020 academic year.
The students are expected to complete their academic work on December 14, 2020. Speaking in his 16th address to the nation, the President noted that the SHS should not have a class size more than 30 and the JHS not more than 25.
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