Accra, Tuesday May 09, 2017 – Government has released an amount of one hundred and six million, six hundred and ninety-seven thousand, six hundred and twenty-eight Ghana Cedis, eighty pesewas (GHc106,697,628.80) to the Registrar of Scholarships for payment of feeding grants for second cycle schools.
2. The amount is in respect of the 3rd term feeding grant for 137,300 students for the 2015-2016 academic year, and also for 140,264 students for the first term of 2016/2017 academic year.
3. At the beginning of 2017, scholarship payments in respect of the 3rd term of 2015/2016, the first term of 2016/2017, and the expected payment for the second term of 2016/2017, all amounting to a total of GHc184,851,616.60 was outstanding.
4. The Ministry is processing the remaining claims for the second and third terms of the 2016/2017 academic year. END
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