My govt will provide tertiary education on credit - Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the next administration of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2021 will introduce a system where Ghanaian students will access tertiary education on credit.

Nana Addo

He said his government will establish a credit facility that students will pay after they complete school.

In an interview on said on Kumasi-based Wontumi TV, he said "After rolling out the Free Senior High School policy, the next is looking at how to make tertiary education accessible. But the country’s finances currently will not allow us to have a free university education. But we can organize a system whereby anybody who gains admission into a university can access a loan [a revolving fund] where after completion the student will payback. We are working on it and it's one of the things that will come out of the manifesto."

He added: "I'm sure, at the end of the day we have to move that way. At least for this generation, we want the development of our human material as a matter of urgent priority. We’ll move that way but I don’t want to give a time table to it but definitely, the steps we're taking are towards that."

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh