The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat to award a full scholarship to some beneficiaries of the Free Senior High School programme.
The Scholarships Secretariat following Akufo-Addo’s directive has opened the online scholarship application portal for the first batch of Free SHS graduates to submit an application for the full scholarship to tertiary.
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According to the Secretariat, the government’s scholarship covers academic facility user fees or tuition fees for all accredited local tertiary institutions, both public and private.
All applicants who wrote the WASSCE in 2020 and have gained admission or have applied for admission into an accredited local tertiary institution are eligible to apply.
How to apply and get a full scholarship to tertiary in 2021
All applicants are expected to go through the 4 easy steps as follows:
- Open the web address www.scholarshipgh.com or visit HERE
- Sign-up and create a user account to register
- Complete an application form and upload all required academic and admission documents
- Complete an online aptitude test.
1st – 15Th December 2020: Application open
16Th – 29Th December, 202: Nationwide Selection Interviews
By the second week of January 2021: Validation and Payments to respective institutions.
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“The first batch of these Free SHS graduates who would be eligible will be able to enjoy a tuition-free tertiary education in Ghana under President Akufo-Addo”, the Secretariat added in a statement.
NDC to absorb all Fees
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has announced that if elected into office, the school fees of Ghanaian students who will be admitted to tertiary institutions in the 2020/2021 academic year will be absorbed fully.
A statement signed by the Party’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo on 1 December 2020 indicated that the “Fa Ninyinaa” policy was accepted for incorporation in the People’s Manifesto based on the recommendation of the NDC’s Education Policy Group.
The statement noted that the “Fa Ninyinaa” policy is an addition to the “Kyemupe” policy cited in the People’s Manifesto which guaranteed the absorption of half of the school fees of all tertiary students.
According to the statement, the “Kyemupe” policy will only apply to continuing students of tertiary institutions.
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