- To award scholarships to needy but brilliant students in second cycle institutions based on merit and hardship.
- To offer scholarships training in government priority areas for qualified Ghanaians workers in foreign tertiary institutions.
- To offer bursaries for post graduate training locally in public tertiary institutions.
- To strengthen the human resource capacity and provide a conducive working environment for the Secretariat.
- To increase equitable access to and participation in quality education at all levels. To bridge the gender gap to access to education.