Free SHS Brouhaha: Government earmarks 1.5 billion for educational infrastructure

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In preparation towards absorbing the high number of graduates of senior high schools as a result of the Free SHS policy, government has earmarked 1.5 billion cedis for educational infrastructure across the country.

Out of the amount, 500 million cedis will go into the completion of all uncompleted GETFUND facilities in the various universities.

There have been concerns from various stakeholders in the education sector about the availability of infrastructure at the tertiary level to accommodate the high number of students, particularly the first batch of beneficiaries of the free SHS policy.

But Deputy Minister for educational in charge of basic and tertiary education Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum who made the announcement on Accra based peace Fm and monitored by said government has taken steps to ensure enough space is created for the students to be absorbed.

According to him, the 500 Million cedis will be given to the various universities to fund the projects themselves since the contracts were awarded by them.

The remaining 1 billion cedis he explained will go into infrastructure development at the basic and secondary level.

Dr. Osei Adutwum described the free SHS policy as a well thought out one which main objective is to ensure an educated Ghana.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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