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Bawumia extols Kufuor, Nana education contributions


FORMER President John Agyekum Kufuor has been praised for his invaluable contributions towards Ghana’s educational development.

Likewise, President Nana Akufo-Addo has also been lauded for his efforts in the educational sector since he assumed the mantle of leadership in 2017.

Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia passed the special compliments about the two top dignitaries at a public programme in Kumasi last week.

The occasion was the official launching of the ‘No Guarantor Student Loan Policy’ at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

According to the Vice President, the country owed Messrs Kufuor and Akufo-Addo gratitude for what they have done to uplift the educational sector, so far.

For instance, Dr. Bawumia stated that former President Kufuor introduced Capitation Grant and it helped to increase student population at the basic level.

According to him, enrollment in Secondary Schools across the country has also increased by 50 percent ever since the free Senior High School (SHS) policy was introduced.

Dr. Bawumia insisted that successive New Patriotic Party (NPP) administrations have played significant roles to remove barriers in education in the state.

He said the NPP believes that proper human resource is key to accelerate national growth so the party has continually worked to make education accessible.

“Removing barriers in education is the hallmark of the NPP government”, Dr. Bawumia said “No Guarantor Student Loan Policy’ is the best for the country”.

He said the No Guarantor Student Loan Policy has huge benefits, stressing that the policy would make it possible for the state to produce more graduates.

Dr. Bawumia said the policy would help to increase the number of students that get access to tertiary education, which is key to rapid national transformation.

Statistics, he said, has proven that countries that produce more tertiary graduates develop more, noting that the NPP administration wants similar story for the state.

“President Akufo-Addo believes that every Ghanaian child should go to school from the primary to university level without any financial impediments on their way”, he said.

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