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Bawumia Vows Free Tertiary Education for PWDs

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has promised to make tertiary education free for Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs) during an interaction with the clergy in the Western North Region as part of his ongoing nationwide campaign.

The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has pledged to offer free tertiary education to all individuals with disabilities who gain admission to universities in Ghana.
Dr. Bawumia made the promise during an interaction with the clergy in the Western North Region as part of his ongoing nationwide tour.
Dr. Bawumia emphasized that while scholarships are typically available to various groups, his administration would prioritize scholarships for persons with disabilities. He articulated that the scholarship would encompass both academic and residential fees starting from 2025.
“I am very clear on the way forward. I believe that for persons with disabilities, we are going to support them a bit more. We are giving scholarships to every person but I am going to dedicate some of the monies to our scholarship secretariat and the GET Fund to provide free tertiary education; both tuition and accommodation to every person with a disability who makes it into the university so they can all benefit,” Dr. Bawumia affirmed.
This initiative underscores Dr. Bawumia’s commitment to fostering inclusivity and equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in accessing higher education. By offering free tertiary education, the NPP aims to alleviate financial burdens and empower individuals with disabilities to pursue their academic aspirations without constraints.
Dr. Bawumia’s pledge reflects a proactive approach toward addressing the educational needs of marginalized groups, highlighting the party’s dedication to promoting equity and accessibility in Ghana’s education system.

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