Education 2,300 under privileged SHS students granted scholarships

The project is expected to improve access to education in under-privileged districts across the country. A total of 10,400 students are expected to benefit at the end of the programme

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Two thousand three hundred Senior High School students have been granted scholarships by government under the Secondary School Improvement Project funded by the World Bank.

The project is expected to improve access to education in under-privileged districts across the country. A total of 10,400 students are expected to benefit at the end of the programme.

Deputy Minister in charge of Tertiary Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, speaking at a presentation ceremony in Accra, noted that the 10,400 will not “come under the progressive free senior high programme which starts in September this year.” He, however, indicated that the scheme would be successful and transparent.

“Each beneficiary student will be entitled to an amount of approximately GHc2,000 per annum for three years”

“You may also recall in the 2015 Government Budge and Economic Policy statement, government made provision to pay school fees for about 367,565 day-students in our secondary schools as we commence the implementation of progressive free secondary education in the 2015/2016 academic year”, he said.

The Deputy Minister added that, “Students on the secondary education improvement project scholarship will not be eligible for the relief under the progressively free education scheme.”   

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