The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has promised to implement what it called a progressive free tertiary education policy, a replica of the NPP’s much hyped free SHS policy in the 2012 elections.
Addressing students of the University of Cape Coast on Wednesday as part of his five-day tour of the Central Region, President Mahama said, “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.”
He said the investment on the University of Cape Coast campus alone is enough piece of evidence as regards what government is expending in the sector.
However, President John Mahama has announced almost 500, 000 students will benefit from the progressively free Senior High School education.
President Mahama addressing Chiefs and people of Agona Abodom on Monday during the commissioning of a Community Day SHS said “120,000 boarding students have been earmarked for the programme,” which he said will increase “the total number of students in senior high schools enjoying progressively free senior high school education to almost half a million Ghanaian students.”
Mahama has also directed the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to open admissions to the model schools being put up by the government across the country.
I23 out of the 200 community day schools are at various stages of completion, according to President Mahama.