Free SHS: Akosombo Textiles To Supply Material For The Schools Cloths

The government, through the Ghana Education Service, (GES), had entered into an agreement with Akosombo Textiles (ATL) to supply the material for the schools’ cloths to dressmakers of the schools for 2019 beneficiaries of free Senior High School policy. 

The Director-General of the Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, Ghana Education Service, speaking at a press conference over the weekend said the management of GES had agreed that SHSs were to provide school uniforms for their students under the Free SHS Programme.

He said each student would be entitled to two sets of school uniforms, explaining that the directive was a repeat of what were done last year.

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa said normally, the schools would do the procurement and submit their bills for reimbursement.

"With regard to the school cloth, schools will continue to supply all students," he announced.

The government has set aside approximately 195m to cover the first-term bill for SHS students and ¢ 61 million which is 20% of feeding amount for third-year students has been released.

A further 14 million is expected to be wired next week to take care of purchase of perishable foods while another 85m has been earmarked to pay fees of second-year students and 95million for fresh students in first year.

An estimated 490,000 students have qualified for free Senior High School policy which is in its third year of implementation.

Source: Kofi Atakora/

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