NPP 2020 manifesto: Check out all of Akufo-Addo’s promises under education

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The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Saturday, August 22, 2020, unveiled its manifesto at Cape Coast as part of the campaign for the next general elections.

With a theme, “Protecting our Progress, Transforming Ghana for All,” the manifesto outlines programmes of action in the event that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is retained for a second term on December 7, 2020.

Below are President Akufo-Addo’s agenda for education as captured in the manifesto:

– Consolidate implementation of the Free SHS and Free TVET programmes

– All tertiary students (except teacher and nurse trainees receiving allowances) will get the option to obtain a student loan without the requirement of a guarantor, provided he or she has a National ID/GhanaCard, defer repayment to after National Service plus an additional one-year grace period.

– Implement the US$219 million Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) to improve the quality of education in low performing basic education schools

– Build 16 Model SHS in Zongo communities across the 16 regions

– Increased resources and infrastructure for special needs education across the country

– Expand infrastructure to increase access to professional legal education

– Complete the provision of free Wifi at all senior secondary schools and public tertiary institutions and training colleges.

Below is a summary of the NPP 2020 manifesto

NPP 2020 manifesto: Check out all of Akufo-Addo’s promises under education

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