The need for educational resources in the nation has increased as parents, students, and guardians trek to the market to buy supplies in time for the start of school. School bags, lunchboxes, pens, pencils, books, uniforms, and other educational supplies are popular items.
While some of the remaining private basic schools have already reopened, public schools and the rest of the private businesses are anticipated to start classes on January 10, 2023.
Despite the abundance of trunks, chop boxes, and mattresses on display, the demand for these items has not yet increased because second-cycle institutions have not yet resumed classes, especially for freshmen.
According to the Minister of Education,2022 BECE RESULTS will be released next month.
However, the Daily Graphic team that conducted the market survey observed that the prices of items were as they were before the Christmas break.
The cost of educational items such as a pack of pencils, which used to sell at GH¢10 with the least price being GH¢12, is now selling at GH¢15.
The price of exercise books, which used to be GH¢2 is now going for GH¢5, while a regular notebook which used to sell for GH¢15 is now GH¢18, minimum.
The cost of a Teacher’s Notebook has now moved from GH¢25 to about GH¢70.
All the stationery, materials, and provisions dealers said patronage was good, considering that the country just marked Christmas with its attendant high expenditure. A pack of three pairs of socks which used to sell at GH¢5 is now selling at GH¢10.
Shoes hover around GH¢90 and above, depending on their quality and sizes.Follow us on Whatsapp , Instagram, Twitter , Facebook