General News of Mon, 2 Oct 201720
Free SHS will produce school drop-outs – Hassan Ayariga
The leader of All People’s Congress (ACP), Honourable Hassan Ayariga has said that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s flagship policy, Free Senior High Programme will produce school drop-outs.
According to him, though the policy is a good one, the way it has been executed is likely to fail and thus want the Akufo-Addo administration to re-examine its flagship programme, Free SHS.
Hassan Ayariga noted that, “It will be difficult to sustain the free SHS because the blueprint is not known. The NPP rushed into implementing the free SHS because it was a campaign promise.”
He explained that, ”Not every campaign promise must be implemented in a rush because if this happens it will lead to mass failure and school dropouts.”
Furthermore, he said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is flirting with the lives of students because they do not know where they are heading to and when they will get there.
The Free Senior High School programme got underway on September 11th, September, 2017 in al second-cycle public institution across the country.
President Nana Addo on Tuesday, 12th September, 2017 launched its flagship programme, Free SHS at the West Africa Senior High School (WASS) in Adenta in the Greater Accra Region