The Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced 50 percent reduction of school fees for final year students in the Senior High Schools.

Final year students in the various public senior high schools across the country will pay only 50 percent of their school fees.

The March 29-decision,according to  the GES, has been necessitated by the fact that the students in final year will spend only seven weeks of the entire 14-week third term in school.

“It is therefore directed that final year students should pay one-half or fifty per cent of the fees of students for the third term,” a statement by the GES read.

The schools will reopen for the commencement of the third term on April 16 to July 20,

The final year students will be begin their WASSCE on June 1.

Continuing students –second and final year students –in the various public funded SHS do not enjoy the free SHS which was introduced by the government in September last year to cushion parents.

Parents no longer pay tuition fees, admission fees, library fees, science centre fees, computer lab fees, examination fees and utility fees. Also, there are free textbooks, free boarding and free meals, for students.