Saudi Arabia to fund medical university, 42 high schools in Ghana

Ghana's Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, makes announcement of Saudi investment in education sector
Saudi Arabia to fund medical university, 42 high schools in Ghana
Ghana's Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
By Sam Bridge
Fri 23 Aug 2019 12:18 AM

Ghana's Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has announced that Saudi Arabia has agreed to fund the construction of a medical university and 42 senior high schools.

The announcement follows an appeal by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to the King of Saudi Arabia, local media reported.

Reports said the medical university will be established in Northern Ghana while the high schools will be built throughout the country to increase access to education, especially for girls.

“I’m glad to announce that Saudi Arabia has accepted another proposal by the Government of Nana Akufo-Addo to establish a medical school in the Northern Region of Ghana," Bawumia was quoted as saying

“Establishing a medical school will significantly reduce the scarcity of doctors and other medical personnel in the northern part of the country,” he added.

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