Gov't to Enact Free SHS law...To Stop Mahama from Possible Review

Date: Sunday November 11, 2018, 7:33 am

President Nana Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has hinted that a law to protect the famous Free Senior High School policy will soon be introduced to prevent any future review or abolishing of the programme by subsequent administrations. 

With the enactment of the legislation, access to SHS the President said will be made extremely compulsory for every school going child. 
“This will ensure that those who have pledged in their dreams to ‘review the free SHS policy’ do not get the chance to destroy this policy in the very unlikely event that they return”. 

Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the University for Development Studies (UDS) at Tamale in the Northern region, Saturday, said that his government had worked very hard against all odds in the last 22 months to broaden access SHS education for more Ghanaian children. 

“Indeed, the most important resource of any nation is its people, investing in our children and thereby the future of our country is the most appropriate investment any government can make and we are fully committed to continuing on this part,” President Nana Addo stated.

The Free SHS policy which was key among the campaign promises of the NPP was started in September 2017 for all first year students in all public SHSs and Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) institutions. 

The policy absorbs all approved fees that were charged before the 2017/2018 in public SHS and TVET Institutions.

But it has gone through challenges, which provided the locus for the Former President, John Dramani Mahama to promise to review the policy if elected President in December 2020.

Source: www.watchghana.com

Author: WatchGhana.Com    Verified


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