President John Mahama has promised to implement a “progressively free tertiary education” as the country grows in economic might.
“I wish to assure you that as Ghana’s GDP continues to grow and as we continue to make wealth, we will continue to make tertiary education progressively free so that you pay less fees,” the president told students of the Cape Coast University as part of his five-day campaign tour of the Central region.
According to him, his government is consciously investing heavily in tertiary education in order to improve the quality of the graduates that are churned out of the schools.
The promise by the president comes on the back of the controversy surrounding his government’s implementation of the ‘free secondary school education’.
Although the government has hailed the programme as a success, the opposition argues that there is still an element of cost in secondary school education.
Meanwhile, a directive from the Ghana Education Service has announced new fees for students yet to enter secondary school.
While Day students are expected to pay GHC460.00, Boarders are required to pay GHC940.00 in spite of the government policy in place.
Source: Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/103.5/Kwame Danso Acheampong