A leading member of the opposition NDC party says the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government will equip each tertiary student with a laptop should their flag bearer, Mahama wins the 2020 Dec polls.
The former Education Minister, Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang announced the freebies at the manifesto launch of the John Mahama led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government Monday, September 7.
“NDC government in will absorb 50 per cent of fees of tertiary students, ” she said and added that free laptops will also be given out to students”
This she said is to lessen the burden of parents amid the negative impact of the locally transmitted coronavirus that has claimed 283 lives as of the time writing this post (September 8, 2020, at 9:53 Am).
Below are some keynotes 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