Education Minister Announces GH¢20 Million Release for Capitation Grants


The Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has announced the release of GH¢20 million for the payment of capitation grants for public basic schools across the country.

This grant is a crucial source of funding for public basic schools, as it helps them to cover operational costs such as teaching and learning materials, maintenance of school infrastructure, and other essential needs.

Payments of the grants had been in arrears for two years, leading the Minority in Parliament and stakeholders in the education sector to complain about the delays that, in their view, were negatively impacting education at the basic level.

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Answering questions on the Floor of Parliament, the Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, stated 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”

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Dr. Osei Adutwum added that GH¢4.2 million of this year’s capitation is also being processed for disbursement.

He urged school authorities to ensure that the funds are used for their intended purpose and to be transparent in their financial management to ensure accountability.

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