President Akufo Addo says that the target of his government is to increase the ratio of Gross Tertiary Enrolment from 18.8% to 40% by 2030.
Delivering the 2021 State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon, March 9, 2021, he said “Our target is to increase the ratio from the current 18.8% to 40% by 2030, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related fields, with emphasis on engineering. This will be achieved by significantly increasing enrolment in existing public and private universities and through the establishment of an Open University.”
President Akufo also stated that, even after celebrating sixty-four years of freedom, the country still does not have enough graduates required for socio-economic transformation.‘Sixty-four (64) years after independence, we still do not have the critical mass of tertiary education graduates that is required for our socioeconomic transformation. Currently, Ghana’s Gross Tertiary Enrolment Ratio stands at 18.8%, which, albeit very low, is still one of the highest in Africa. We must, therefore, introduce measures to increase consciously the proportion of our population with relevant tertiary education to accelerate the transformation of our country”