Free SHS Funding We'll pay 20% fees in advance each term - Government

The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, made this known at the official launching of the free SHS policy at the West African Senior Secondary School (WASS) on Tuesday.

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As part of efforts to ensure that the Free SHS policy does not run into challenges, the government will always disburse 20% of fees in advance before every term begins.

The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, made this known at the official launching of the free SHS policy at the West African Senior Secondary School (WASS) on Tuesday.

He said: “To ensure that those who will not see anything good do not come and criticize us, the president has ensured that as part of the free SHS being fully funded, for the first time in the history this country…the president has ensured that even before one child gets into school 20% of the school fees are already there waiting for them.”

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He further indicated that capitation grants for some institutions which have been in arrears are being cleared by the government.

“Capitation grant which has always been chronic areas will be paid up to date even for the first term of this academic year is ready. With feeding grant, we became a nation that we were so merciless that even schools for the special schools we had arrears. Feeding grant for the handicapped schools are going before the school reopens. Feeding grants for students from northern extraction are going this year before school reopens,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the president, Nana Akufo-Addo has urged all stakeholders to ensure that the programme becomes a success.

“From this day on, we lift the financial burden of our parents. Irrespective of the circumstances, students have their right to secondary education not for what they learn in books but for their life experience. I want them to be confident that what they study meet the demands of not only today but for the future,” he said.

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