President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed plans by his government to consider making tertiary education free just like primary and secondary education, as promised by Former President John Dramani Mahama in the run-up to the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
Speaking at the Global Education Summit, President Akufo-Addo made known the plans his administration is making as far as reforms in the education sector is concerned.
The President also outlined all the plans his administration has been working on to make the education system better.
In the course of outlining his plans for education in Ghana, the President made statements that suggests that his government is considering adopting the free tertiary policy as was contained in the NDC’s 2020 manifesto.
“For now, what has been put in place is a system where students at the tertiary level are provided loans while in school to help them cater for their needs, but we’re considering free Tertiary education too,” he revealed.
In the last days of the 2020 campaign, the NDC altered its “Kyem P3” policy, where the party has promised to pay half of the tuition fees for tertiary students in the next academic year should they win the 2020 general elections.
In a press release issued about six days to the election, the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, stated that the policy has changed from “Kyem P3” to “Fa Ninyinaa”, to wit ‘take it all’.