Public universities have been battling accommodation challenges as admission numbers surge and to address these challenges government has earmarked Ghc400 million to invest in the area.
In recent times, students at public universities such as the University of Ghana, Ghana Institute of Journalism and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have been struggling to access accommodation.
Most of them are forced to pay huge sums to private individuals, for some form of accommodation while in school.
In a bid to address the situation Education Minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum while addressing the press on Sunday, January 30, 2022, indicated that the government has already taken some ‘giant steps.’
“This challenge has been there for the past 24 years. This must be brought to an end. Some funding has been made available to the tertiary education space. About GH¢400 million has been earmarked to build hostels.”
“We are moving on to the public universities to help complete some hall projects that have been abandoned for years.”
He further revealed that the government is considering complementing the private sector, through credit enhancements and support from GETFund to complete such projects.