New NDC gov’t will expand tertiary intake – Asiedu Nketiah

New NDC gov’t will expand tertiary intake – Asiedu Nketiah
Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com| Oswald Azumah| oswald.azumah@myjoyonline.com
Date: 05-09-2019 Time: 04:09:32:am
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A new government formed by the National Democratic Congress would put in place measures to expand intake into tertiary institutions.

This, according to the party’s General Secretary will make room for the increased number of graduates from Senior High School.

A recent study found that the total number of students in Senior High could hit one million in the coming academic year.

The number stood at a little above 430, 000 before the Free SHS was introduced by the Akufo-Addo administration in 2017, the study said.

Asiedu Nketiah said to accommodate the increasing numbers into the tertiary institutions, there must be an expansion in infrastructure.

Asiedu Nketiah The Pulse
Asiedu Nketiah is the NDC’s General Secretary

“Or they [SHS graduates] will finish and come and add to the backlog of unemployed youth,” Mr. Nketiah told Gifty Andoh Appiah on The Pulse on JoyNews.

NDC’s contribution to tertiary education

Touting his party’s achievement’s, Asiedu Nketiah said besides the First President, Kwame Nkrumah, and his CPP government, all the tertiary institutions were established or upgraded to that level by NDC.

One of the newest institutions established under the NDC is the University of Health and Allied Sciences in the Volta Regional capital, Ho.

Some Polytechnics were also upgraded to Technical Universities under the erstwhile John Mahama-led administration.