The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Sagnarigu in the Northern Region, Hajia Mariam Iddrisu has disclosed that 41 students have benefited from the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat due to the decentralization of the scheme.
Speaking at the Meet the Press last Friday, the MCE said the beneficiaries have so far earned up to GH¢80 000 as scholarship amount to further their education.
The MCE also enumerated numerous achievements in the municipality in terms of access to education and the establishment or rehabilitation of school buildings among others.
She revealed that education remains part of the topmost priorities of government and attracts similar attention in the municipality as well.
“With 2 universities in our area, 2 colleges of education, 1 TVET, 4 public senior high schools, 76 junior high schools, 129 primary schools, and 124 kindergartens, 28 private JHS, the municipality is proudly endowed with appreciable numbers of institutions across all the levels of acquiring formal education”, she said.
On secondary education, she said: “at the secondary level, our four public senior high schools have experienced tremendous influx of students since the inception and implementation of the Free Senior High School programme by government. Aiming at access, equity, and quality, the Free SHS policy has come to make quality senior high education equitable and accessible to all, as enshrined in our constitution. Records have shown that the new entrants to our four senior high schools in Municipality as at the beginning of 2016/2017 academic year was 6,441.”