The minority in the House of Representatives has urged President Akufo-Addo to order the Finance Minister to release the over 100 million Ghana Cedis in unpaid capitation grants to public basic schools.
According to the group, the government has not paid out capitation subsidies to the public basic schools for the past two years, which has a negative impact on the teaching and learning processes at the schools.
Speaking to journalists, Dr. Clement Apaak, the Deputy Ranking Member on the Parliament’s Education Committee, stated that the education sector must get capitation grants on time to avoid collapse.
“As I speak to you, the government owes capitation grants for the previous budget year at a whopping amount of 45 million Ghana cedis. For the current year, the request was 60 million and the government brought only 11 million for us to approve. So ideally, the government should be making available capitation grants in excess of 106 million cedis and that is not happening.”