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Chief Justice calls for support for Free SHS

The Chief Justice Her Ladyship Sophia Akuffu has expressed the need for broader consultation between government, parents and education experts on the Free Senior High School Education policy to ensure its survival and sustenance.

According to her, it will require not only dialogue but sacrifices and commitment on the part of parents and guardians by stepping up in meeting shared challenges in the quest for excellent outcome in the implementation of the policy.

She indicated that it is important to make available facilities, programmes and projects that are beyond the standard curriculum of the government and education service if the policy is to meet its set objectives.

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Her ladyship Justice Sophia Akuffu who was speaking at the 108th Speech and Prize Giving Day of Wesley Girls High School at the weekend in Cape Coast, noted that just as parents have their roles in ensuring the sustenance of the free Senior High School programme, the state also has its duty not only in securing and managing the requisite resources for the programme but must also ensure that there are clarity and credibility in the policy-making process.

This, she said, will help to guide stakeholders in the top to bottom approach when it comes to the policy’s implementation planning.

She urged the students to give off their best in the teaching and learning process so as to make up for the huge resources being spent on their education.

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