In a significant stride towards bolstering educational infrastructure, the Ghanaian government has confirmed the disbursement of GH¢15 million in capitation grant arrears to schools, with an additional GH¢20 million currently being processed for release. This move comes as a relief to educational institutions across the nation and underscores the government’s commitment to enhancing academic activities.

The capitation grant, a vital component of Ghana’s educational funding system, plays a pivotal role in ensuring that schools have the necessary resources to provide quality education to students. With the release of these long-awaited funds, schools can now address pressing needs such as infrastructure improvements, educational materials, and staff welfare.

Acknowledging the government’s efforts, the Educate Africa Institute (EAI) has emphasized the importance of addressing teachers’ needs to create conducive learning environments. Teachers serve as the backbone of the educational system, and their well-being directly impacts the quality of education provided to students. By prioritizing teachers’ needs, the government can foster a supportive atmosphere that encourages excellence in teaching and learning.

Investing in teacher welfare encompasses various aspects, including competitive salaries, professional development opportunities, and adequate classroom resources. By ensuring that teachers are adequately compensated and equipped, the government can attract and retain talented educators who are instrumental in shaping the future of the nation.

Moreover, addressing teachers’ needs goes beyond financial considerations. It involves creating a supportive work environment that values their contributions and provides avenues for professional growth. By fostering a culture of appreciation and empowerment, the government can inspire educators to excel in their roles and positively impact student outcomes.

As Ghana continues to prioritize education as a key driver of development, investments must be made not only in infrastructure but also in the human capital that fuels the sector. By disbursing capitation grant arrears and addressing teachers’ needs, the government demonstrates its commitment to ensuring that every child has access to quality education and the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The disbursement of capitation grant arrears marks a significant milestone in Ghana’s educational landscape. However, sustaining this momentum requires a concerted effort to prioritize teachers’ needs and create an enabling environment for learning. By working collaboratively with stakeholders, the government can build a robust educational system that lays the foundation for a prosperous future for all citizens.

We’re one people.
Ghana first.


William Boadi
Executive Director of Educate Africa Institute (EAI), Educationist, Political analyst, and Social Worker.

EAI: Promoting Quality Education.