The running mate of the opposition NDC Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has disclosed that the party will absorb 50% of the fees for tertiary students for the 2020/2021 academic year if the party wins power after the December polls.
She says this was to cushion parents and students whose finances have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Professor Naana Jane said this at the manifesto party’s reading on September 7.
She said “we know how Covid-19 has impacted an already weak economy and personal finances and we must not let this become another barrier to opportunities. That is why the next NDC administration will absorb fifty percent of fees for tertiary students for the 2020/2-21 academic year as an incentive to mitigate the effect of COVID -19 on students and their families.”
She also announced that the NDC intends to increase the student loan amount.