President Akufo-Addo says his government plans to introduce a system where Ghanaian students will access tertiary education on credit.
According to him, the New Patriotic Party(NPP) will establish a credit facility that students will pay after they complete school.
“After rolling out the Free Senior High School policy, the next is looking at how to make tertiary education accessible. But the country’s finances currently will not allow us to have a free university education. But we can organize a system whereby anybody who gains admission into a university can access a loan (a revolving fund) where after completion the student will pay back. We are working on it and it’s one of the things that will come out of the manifesto” President Akufo Addo said on Kumasi-based Wontumi TV.
When asked it tertiary education will be made free in the future, the President responded “I’m sure, at the end of the day we have to move that way. At least for this generation, we want the development of our human material as a matter of urgent priority. We’ll move that way but I don’t want to give a time table to it but definitely the steps we’re taking are towards that.”