The government has absorbed the school fees of all final year day students in senior high schools across the country as part of the Free SHS policy.
The policy initially only covered students who entered secondary school in 2017 and 2018.
A circular by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to all Regional Directors of Education urged the Regional Directors to treat the directive with urgency.
The circular was signed by the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwa.
“As part of the Free SHS package, the fees for form one and form two students, both day and boarding, as well as day students in form three have been absorbed by the government,” it said.
The circular stressed that “only boarding students in form three are supposed to pay the approved fees unless the fee item is subsidized by the government.”
“Any fees already paid by students in excess of the approved fees for the first semester of the 2018/2019 academic year should be credited to the students for the second semester,” the circular added.