The Ghanaian government has announced that some selected Ghanaian Senior High Schools (SHSs) and tertiary institutions will be provided with free WiFi services.
The vice president of Ghana, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, disclosed the initiative was part of the government’s efforts to broaden the scope of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) education, research and knowledge acquisition.
Dr. Bawumia, who was addressing a town hall meeting said the internet had in recent time become a major source of information, which was critical to the academic and career development of the youth.
On the ‘Free Senior High School initiative, he said, it had since its implementation over the last three years seen to the increase in enrolment of about 60 per cent.
The Town Hall Meeting, organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Information and Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation, was designed to afford the Ghanaian government the platform to account to stakeholders on the execution of its programmes.
It allowed high-ranking government officials to give an empirical account of work executed in various sectors and to take feedback from stakeholders.
The vice president said the nation needed a government whose commitment to educational development and growth remained solid.
Prior to 2017/2018 academic year, the Senior High School in the nation were subsidized. But today, the are free.
Also, resources provided to the tertiary institutions were funded by the government ― at least 80 per cent.
[Ghana News Agency]
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