General News of Fri, 3 Nov 201727
Introduction of Free SHS was not for politics - Akufo-Addo
Introduction of the free Senior High School policy in Ghana was not motivated by political gains but to ensure that every Ghanaian child gets the opportunity to further their education beyond Junior High School, President Akufo Addo has said.
Addressing the Bawku Naba Asigri Abugrago II and a host of other chiefs from the Bawku traditional area when they called on him at the Flag Staff House, President Akufo-Addo said the focus of the free SHS policy should be a good reason for the chiefs and traditional leadership of Ghana to give it their full support for it to succeed.
Challenges of the Free SHS Programme
President Akufo-Addo in his speech admitted that there are challenges with the free SHS Programme such as inadequate number of classrooms, dormitories and science labs.
However, he said everything new has problems and the issues of infrastructure will be speedily addressed by government to ensure that the policy continues for the benefit of the Ghanaian youth.
In a speech read on his behalf, the Bawku Naba Asigri Abugrago II pledged his support for the Free SHS Programme and assured the President that traditional leaders of Bawku will offer their constant support to the policy.