Govt Spends GH¢114.5bn On Education – Suhum MP

The Member of Parliament for Suhum in the Eastern region, Oboafo Kwadjo Asante has disclosed that the Akufo-Addo-led government has invested more than GH¢114.5 billion in the educational sector since 2017.

According to him, an amount of GH¢12.96 billion had been spent on senior high schools across the country, adding that the government has invested heavily in educational infrastructure, teaching and learning projects, and school feeding program which have increased the literacy rate in Ghana and Suhum Constituency as well.

Speaking at Suhum- Okroase Odwira Festival held over the weekend, the MP, Oboafo Kwadjo Asante revealed that the student population in senior High has gone up from 830,000 when President Akuffo Addo took office to 1.4 million students as a result of the Free SHS Policy.

He indicated that the NPP government has done more for the growth of the educational sector adding that they are committed that every child will have access to quality education to transform the lives of the people and promote economic growth.

Oboafo Asante continued that before the introduction of the Free SHS program, Ghana had the unfortunate situation where on average 100,000 children every year passed the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) but could not attend Senior High School because they could not afford the fees even though they qualified.

He urged the youth to invest their time and resources in education rather than temporary pleasures of life.

The MP noted that “We are building six-unit ultra-modern toilet facilities with Mechanized Boreholes at Zorh Basic School, Akorabo Basic School, Oboadaka Basic School, and Suhum PRESEC’’.

Oboafo Asante promised to fix the challenges in the community step by step.

The Chief of Suhum-Okorase, Barima Amoako Kokora Boame, speaking on the theme “Mobilizing Our Gains ForThe Development Of Education In Okroase’ commended Oboafo Asante for supporting schools in Okorase with 50 pieces of desks with educational materials.

Barima Amoako called for unity among parliamentary aspirants to be decent in their campaign as the country is approaching the 2024 general elections.