Famous Ghanaian actor Kwadwo Nkansah, also known as Lil Win, has shared that he charges a monthly boarding fee of GH¢ 200 at his Great Minds International School in Kumasi.
He recently discussed this on his YouTube channel, Kwadwo Nkansah TV. Lil Win mentioned that he made this decision to assist parents who are struggling to pay for their children’s schooling.
Lil Win stated that high school costs make it impossible for many families to provide a proper education for their children. He instituted this new program to provide high-quality, low-cost education to bright pupils from low-income households.
“Fees are so high in various schools and yet, they are not providing any quality education to reflect the huge monies they are taking.
“Some of these institutions are just taking advantage just because the school is situated in Kumasi. There are those who attend school in Kumasi yet they have nothing to show for while others attend school in a remote village yet have come far in life.
“My school, Great Minds is not in competition with any school so we are managing the school within our means. As you can see, the school is progressing with the second batch of Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) students graduating last Friday.
He expressed worry that some schools charge exorbitant fees but fail to provide the required level of instruction. He argues that some institutions take advantage of their Kumasi location.
He stated that Great Minds does not compete with other colleges. They run the school with the resources they have. The institution is on track, with the second cohort of Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) students just graduating.
One difficulty, according to Lil Win, is a lack of buses for student transportation. They are, however, attempting to address this issue in order to make it easier for kids to commute between different places.