The Ministry of Finance has released eighty-eight million Ghana cedis (GHS 88m) to the Ministry of Education as payment for the first semester of 2nd year students on the 'Free SHS' policy.
The monies will be disbursed to all the public senior high schools on the policy across the country.
The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, who made this known in an interview said already GH?61,669,394 had been released for the upkeep of third-year students for the first semester of the 2019/2020 academic year.
The third-year students have been in school since August 25, 2019 to enable them to prepare adequately for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Prof. Opoku-Amankwa explained that the allocation for first-year students was available and would be released after the placement exercise was over to enable the GES management to determine how many students had been enrolled in the various schools.
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