Government has announced a fifty percent reduction in school fees for final year Senior High School (SHS) students across the country for the third term.
A statement signed by the Director-General of the Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa to all Regional Directors and sighted by Pulse.com.gh said the move is to give students the peace of mind to concentrate on their forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) scheduled for June 1, 2018.
“It has also been noted that final year students will write their final paper for the WASSCE on the June 1, 2018," the statement dated March 29,2018 said. "This means final year students will be in school for the 3rd term from April 16 to June 1, 2018, which also interprets into seven (7) weeks. The implication is that final year students will be in school for exactly half of the normal term."
“It is therefore directed that final year students should pay one half or fifty percent of the fees of students for the third term,” according to the letter.
He, therefore directed all regional directors to comply with the latest decision.