GHANA: Parliament Approves $40M Loan Facility To Enhance Education

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Ghanaian Parliament has approved $40 million loan facility to enable improvement of senior high schools in the country.

This was announced on Saturday after a parliamentary session, saying it forms part of a financing agreement between the government of Ghana and the International

Parliament has approved a $40 million loan facility to improve some Senior High Schools in the country.

This forms part of a financing agreement between the government of Ghana and the International Development Association of the World Bank.

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According to early report, Ghanaian government have plans to embark on Free Senior High School programme amidst widespread infrastructure challenges.

President Nana Akufo-Addo said the load will drive a solution to the infrastructure challenges in secondary schools.

Accounting to report, the loan would be used as additional financing for the Secondary Education Improvement Project, which would upgrade facilities in some existing 75 senior high schools.

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As recommended by the Chairman of Parliament’s Finance Committee, Dr. Mark Assibey Yeboah, to the House, said “75 senior high schools will have their facilities upgraded to improve academic performance. Also, there will be quality improvement support to 107 additional schools.

“the committee finds the project immensely important towards enhancing secondary education in Ghana, to help provide more secondary level graduates with the relevant skills to enter tertiary institutions and the labour market. He added

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You will recall that the government has already put in place measures to alleviate these challenges as an amount of Ghc80 million cedis has been allocated to address the challenges relating to furniture and beds.

President Nana Akufo-Addo revealed that contracts will soon be awarded for the provision of 69,500 single desks, and 13, 100 bunk beds to Senior High Schools across the country.

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