The National Union of Ghana Students in collaboration with State Insurance Company has launched a ‘Campus Secure Policy’ to support students in tertiary institutions who may lose parents or guardians in the course of their studies.
NUGS leadership in a press statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh said it will in the coming weeks’ tour various tertiary school campuses across the country to educate prospective students on the campus policy rollout.
“The Union in partnership with State Insurance Company (SIC) November 28, 2021, launched a Campus Secure policy aimed to support tertiary students who may lose their parents or guardians in the course of their studies,” NUGS said.
It also said a petition has been submitted to Parliamentary Select Committee on Education to increase allocation and improve upon the standards for government basic schools especially primary and Junior High Schools (JHSs).
“We would continue in this charge and the central government to invest more resources in our various public basic schools across the country to improve the level of pre-tertiary education” the Union leadership stated on Saturday.
In a related story, the Students Union has announced the postponement of the much-awaited launch of the ‘No guarantor student loan policy’ earlier scheduled to be held on December 20, 2021, at the KNUST School of Business.
The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) leadership late last year in a press release said a new date at the appropriate time will be communicated to tertiary students, relevant stakeholders and members of the general public.
“We are very sorry to inform you that the official launch for the ‘No guarantor student loan policy’ has been postponed until further notice due to circumstances beyond our control,” the Ghana Students Union said in the statement.
Yaw Opoku Mensah, the Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ministry of Education (MoE) following the impending launch has said the ‘no guarantor policy’ will increase the enrollment of SHS graduates into tertiary schools.
“The policy to be launched at a date yet to be communicated will afford the Free SHS graduates, especially, those from poor social-economic backgrounds access to higher education, Yaw Opoku Mensah told EducationWeb last year.
The spokesman added “it would also expand access to tertiary education by increasing Ghana’s Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) from the current 18.8% to 40% by 2030 as stated by Akufo-Addo in his State of Nation Address.