President Akufo-Addo shames Free SHS critics

Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, says that he is proud to have introduced the Free Senior High School policy under his administration.

He said that the just released WASSCE results, of the second batch beneficiaries of the policy, further prove the policy’s success and defends the government’s decision to introduce the policy.

In his speech at the 70th anniversary celebration of the Tamale Senior High School (TAMASCO), on Saturday, December 11, 2021, the President emphasized on the essence of investing education and skill training of the youth.

“I’m very proud of the policy and of its results thus far. There have been challenges associated with this policy which government has addressed substantially. A look at the results of the first batch of Free SHS graduates and that of those whose results have just been released gives further evidence of why the Free SHS policy has been a success so far” – he stated.

The President held that it is needful for citizens to forgo their narrow partisan contemplations and focus on the impact of the Free SHS policy on Ghana’s educational structure.

He promised that from 2022, the government will expand the Free SHS policy to cover first year students in public Technical and Vocational Training institutions across the country.

By Michael Ackon

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