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Free SHS Parliament approves $40m loan to improves SHS facilities

Scores of schools have complained of inadequate facilities leading to some students sitting on stones for lessons while some share bed space.

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Parliament has approved a loan facility to tackle the infrastructure deficit that has hit the implementation of the free Senior High School programme.

Scores of schools have complained of inadequate facilities leading to some students sitting on stones for lessons while some share bed space.

READ MORE: Free SHS not working - Mahama tells Akufo-Addo

The 40 million dollars loan facility forms part of a financing agreement between the government of Ghana and the World Bank.

It will be used to upgrade the facilities of 75 schools to improve academic performance.

“75 senior high schools will have their facilities upgraded to improve academic performance. Also, there will be quality improvement support to 107 additional schools,” the Chairman of Parliament’s Finance Committee, Dr. Mark Assibey Yeboah, said while recommending the approval of the loan.

He added: “the committee finds the project immensely important towards enhancing secondary education in Ghana, to help provide more secondary level graduates with the relevant skills to enter tertiary institutions and the labour market.”

READ MORE: Akufo-Addo jabs Mahama over free SHS not working

The approval of the loan facility comes after government has given out contracts for the construction of 9,500 single desks, and 13, 100 bunk beds to SHS facility infrastructure challenges.

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