While primary education has been free in Ghana since 1995, the government recently moved to make public high school free as well. Calling it a “necessary investment in the nation’s future workforce,” free high school was a major campaign promise of President Nana Akufo-Addo who assumed office in January 2017. As the Education Ministry has previously reported, as many as 100,000 qualified students drop out of secondary school each year due to cost. This commitment to education is great news to the country’s burgeoning youth population, especially those 400,000 students entering secondary school this year.
Read more about this new initiative by Ghana’s president here: https://www.voanews.com/a/ghana-launches-free-high-school-education-nationwide/4030588.html