Mahama lists achievements in education

The President in accounting for his stewardship at the Banquet Hall - State House said, the 200 community day senior secondary schools to make secondary education more accessible promised by government are at various stages of completion.

 

President John Mahama has released a list of what he calls achievements in the educational sector.

He said some schools have been completed with some enrolling students.

He stated that the government continues to support the provision of free textbooks and uniforms to pupils in public schools, and it has restructured and enlarged the school feeding program.

All of these support systems, he said should bring down the cost of education to parents and families, encouraging a steady commitment to learning without the threat of interruption due to personal financial stresses.

The government is providing 10,000 free sandals to eligible pupils this year, and this is just part of its initiatives to follow through on raising the quality and inclusiveness of education for everyone in Ghana.

He noted that besides the free sandals for pupils that need them, half a million school uniforms will be given out to students. There will also be 6 million textbooks and 15 million exercise books that will be given out to the schools.

At the basic level, he said the enrollment of pupils has risen in direct response to the aggressive goals of the government.

He also stated that due to the Accra Millennium City project, government has abolished the shift system in public schools.

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