The Ministry of Education has announced about GHC484 million has been spent on government’s flagship Free SHS programme as of May 2018.
According to the ministry, the funding is to “ensure the smooth running and implementation of the programme” which was launched in September 2017.
The ministry said it was providing all the necessary logistics needed for the smooth implementation of the Free SHS programme and other important initiatives geared towards fostering quality education.
It said in order to compensate for the infrastructural deficit and other challenges faced by students, Government has supplied 40,000 mono desks, 13,145 bunk beds and 4,335 mattresses for SHSs across the country.
“Total fees payable by government for every Day Student enrolled under Free SHS is GHC648.47 and for Boarders GHC1,004.27.
“These amounts have been duly taken care of by government for all the students under the programme,” a statement signed by the head of Public Relations Unit of the Ministry of Education, Mr Ekow Vincent Assafuah, said.