The government has announced the disbursement of GH¢20 million to settle capitation grants for public basic schools nationwide.
The capitation grant system was implemented to replace all fees paid by parents in public basic schools, aiming to enhance and broaden access to education while supporting school performance improvement initiatives.
The grants had faced a two-year backlog, prompting concerns from the Minority in Parliament and education sector stakeholders about the detrimental impact on basic education.
During a parliamentary session, Education Minister Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum confirmed that efforts have been made to clear the arrears.
“Mr Speaker, capitation grant arrears of GH¢15 million were disbursed to schools in May 2023, and the remaining arrears of last year amounting to GH¢20 million have been released by the Ministry of Finance, and are currently being processed for disbursement.”
“In addition, GH¢4.2 million of this year’s capitation is also being processed for disbursement,” he disclosed.
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