The Ghana Scholarship secretariat has announced that it is going to absorb the full fees of students who will be entering the various tertiary institutions for 2020/2021 academic year.
The Registrar of the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat, Kingsley Agyemang, disclosed that his outfit has budgeted about GHC 50 million to be awarded in scholarships for the 2020/2021 academic year.
He said the secretariat have set aside that amount for the scholarship scheme due to the varying levels of education and the varying cost of tuition each student is likely to pay.
The Ghana Scholarship Secretariat has announced free tertiary scholarships for current Free Senior High School (SHS) West Africa Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) graduates from January 2021.
Registrar, Kingsley Agyemang, said candidates are free to apply online from now till December 15.
This comes after the National Democratic Congress amended its campaign to include free tertiary education for all SHS students.
According to Mr Agyemang, it is a move by President Nana Akufo-Addo to ensure that all Ghanaian students get an education.
He said GHC20 million has already been budgeted for it.
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