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NDC To Absorb 50% of Tertiary Fees And Provide Students Laptops

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has promised to absorb 50% of the school fees of all tertiary students and further provide them with laptops.

This was made known during the party’s manifesto launch yesterday.

“We will absorb 50 percent of fees for tertiary students,” she said and added that free laptops will also be given out to students; all of this is to reduce the burden imposed on parents following the Coronavirus pandemic,” running mate of the party, Prof Naana Agyemang said.

Below are some takeouts from the manifesto

a. absorb fifty percent (50%) of fees of tertiary students for the 2020/2021 academic year as an incentive to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on students and parents

d. establish free Wi-Fi zones in all public and private tertiary institutions

e. provide free laptops to tertiary students to facilitate participation in virtual classes

f. encourage shared laboratory experiences especially for those in the science and technology programmes and include private tertiary institutions

g. complete the conversion of all polytechnics into Technical Universities(TUs) in line with our original vision of creating opportunities for professional mobility of practitioners

h. reposition the TUs to produce relevant manpower for national development

j. equip all Amatrol labs and provide appropriate training both home and abroad for instructors

k. operationalize the National Research Fund

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