Gov't partners with World bank, Saudi Arabia to make free SHS a reality

Gov't partners with World bank, Saudi Arabia to make free SHS a reality

The education minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh has revealed that the funds of the most talked about free SHS policy will be taken care of by the World Bank and the government of Saudi Arabia.

Gov't partners with World bank, Saudi Arabia to make free SHS a reality

Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh is the minister for educatiion (File photo)

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Addressing a news confab in Accra, the minister revealed that these funds, some of which would come from the Saudi government, will be used for the construction of 42 model schools across the country.

Touching on what the World Bank will also be bringingto the table, the minister stated that the global financial institution will be pumping in excess of $40 million dollars so as to upgrade all low-preforming schools in the country.

The minister has thus assured the general public that this year's batch of BECE candidates will all get the opportunity of being placed in their respective schools.

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So far, it remains unsure whether the $40 million dollars from the World Bank is a loan or actual gift to help improve Ghana's education sector but from all indications, YEN gathers that plans are far advanced to ensuring that the free SHS policy achieves the best results government always has preached about.

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