Government Has Put In A Lot Of Intervention To Increase Enrolment At Tertiary Level – Education Minister

The Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum has told Parliament that, the government has put in many measures to help increase enrolment at the tertiary education level in terms of funds and infrastructure.

He said since the introduction of the No Guarantor Policy in the Student Loan Trust Fund will give first-year students an opportunity to access student loans to pay for admission fees into the tertiary (both Private and Public), unlike the previous years where only continuing students were considered for the loan.

Mr. Adutwum said, with expanded access to tertiary financial support under the No Guarantor Policy of the Student Loan Trust Fund, consequential increase in tertiary enrolment and expansion in the infrastructure of existing tertiary institutions to expand the capacity of tertiary institutions to enroll more students.

The Minister added that financial clearance has been granted to some tertiary institutions to recruit additional academic and non-academic staff which has helped increase the enrolment across these tertiary institutions.

Mr Adutwum explained that the ministry is currently engaging with stakeholders to adjust the minimum entry requirement from Al-C6 to Al-D7.

He concluded that the government is currently building ten (10) new STEM Senior High Schools across the country which would be added to the pipeline of senior high school students to access tertiary education subsequently.

The Education Minister gave these explanations when the Hon Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso, Dr. Stephen Amoah asked the Minister what working plan the Ministry has formulated to increase the tertiary enrolment rate.

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