The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has commended the government and President Nana Akufo-Addo for tuition-free access to tertiary education both in private and public institution for all those eligible.
According to NUGS, this new policy was announced by the Scholarship Secretariat today, Tuesday, 1 December 2020.
NUGS further noted that this new policy adds to a policy previously rolled out by the government, which permits student loans applicants at the tertiary level to obtain such loans without the need for a guarantor.
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NUGS, in a statement, said it is satisfied, confident and recognises that in terms of education, the NPP government has consistently rolled out policies which are well-informed and largely well-implemented and, therefore, expressed gratitude to the government.
Attached is the full NUGS statement:
NUGS applauds NDC
The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has lauded the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its flagbearer John Dramani Mahama for the decision to fully absorb the fees of all freshers in tertiary institutions across the country next year if elected President again.
The policy, dubbed ‘Fa Ninyinaa’ was announced today, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 upon the recommendation of the NDC’s Education Policy Group in a statement signed by the party’s Chairman, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo.
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Additionally, the NDC indicated that the ‘Kyemupe’ policy, as cited in their People’s Manifesto, will be tailored to cover half of the school fees of continuing students.
The student group, which has been clamouring for the government to absorb their fees since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, also commended the NDC for its campaign promise “to make tertiary education free for all students living with disabilities”.
A statement signed by the NUGS General Secretary, Mr Divine Edem Kwadzodeh, on 1 December 2020, indicated that the union was elated that the main opposition party is clear on its intended source of funding for the implementation of the outlined programmes.
“Indeed, the National Union of Ghana Students has, since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, variously advocated the absorption of fees for tertiary students to help mitigate the economic impact the pandemic has had on working families and students.