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General News of Friday, 30 March 2018


Government cuts fees for final-year SHS students by 50%

Director General of the GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku- Amankwa signed the memo

Final-year students of the 2017/2018 academic year in all public senior high schools will only pay half of their third-term fees, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed.

The slash in fees is due to the fact that the students will only spend seven instead of 14 weeks in school in the third term.

A memo from the GES ordered all Regional Directors of Education to “ensure strict compliance” to “this directive.”

The memo noted that: “In the instance where the final-year students will be asked to stay in school during the current holidays or will re-open on 16th April 2018, the fees should be adjusted to reflect the number of weeks they will be spending in school.”