The Minister of Education has appealed to tertiary institutions to expand facilities to accommodate the first batch of students to access free Senior High School (SHS) entering tertiary institutions hopefully next year.
Speaking at the swearing in ceremony of the governing council of the University of Cape Coast today, he said “the success of the free SHS policy has seen the significant increase in students entering our senior high schools. Our tertiary institutions must therefore expect large numbers to gain admission next year, with implications for hall accommodation, lecture theatres, laboratories and other facilities”.
He however promised that, the government will support in whichever way it can to make the expansion possible and also asked tertiary institutions in the country to consider innovative ways to prepare for this development.
The honorable Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempreh swore in the governing council of the University of Cape Coast on 8th October, 2019.