The government has announced its readiness to increase the country’s tertiary education enrolment to 40 per cent from 18.1 per cent, by the next 10 years.
The new direction is planned to focus more on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related fields, with emphasis on engineering, according to the President, Nana Akufo-Addo.
“This will be achieved by significantly increasing enrolment in existing public and private universities and through the establishment of an Open University,” he stated.
President Akufo-Addo, who delivered the ‘State of the Nation Address’ observed that despite attaining 64 years since independence, the country still lacks a critical mass of tertiary education graduates that is required for socioeconomic transformation.
He assured that the guarantor requirement for students’ loan application, through the Student Loan Trust Fund programme.