Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh who also doubles as the member of Parliament for Manhyia South, says no student in the public universities will pay utility bills from next academic year.
This is intended to lessen the financial burden on students and increase access to tertiary education in the country.
He announced this at the third edition of the Nation Building Updates in Accra on Tuesday (Ocotber 13), said the Akufo-Addo led government was the first to introduce a tertiary education policy to streamline interventions rolled out in the sector. And also, the ruling government was reelected, a tertiary student would only need his or her Ghana Card to secure a student’s loan. There will be no need for a guarantor.
The event was held on the theme, “Investing in Education, investing in the Future,” which allows the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to provide detailed accounts of their stewardship.
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh bragged that the Akufo-Addo led government was the first to introduce a tertiary education policy that contains better interventions aimed at improving the sector.
He further disclosed that the national headquarters of the NVTI was being refurbished while 10 regional offices of NVTI were being constructed aside from the building of district vocational education training centres across the country to train the youth in jewelry, bakery, beads making, basketry, among others, the GNA reported.
He also announced that the Akufo-Addo’s government intends to construct the first-ever Creative Arts secondary schools as model SHSs to enable students interested in music, dance and oratory to have the opportunity to develop their skills.