In September 2015, the erstwhile Mahama administration began the implementation of the Free SHS policy.
Over 3,000 day students were expected to benefit from the programme, which would abolish tuition fees in public schools.
According to the former president, his style of implementing the policy was a progressive one which included investing in educational infrastructure over time to accommodate beneficiaries.
The move was in fulfillment of Mr Mahama's promise to build 200 senior high schools across the country. 50 schools were to be built by August 2015 to facilitate the implementation of the policy.
Fast forward to 2020, the NPP government has fully rolled out the Free SHS policy which currently runs in virtually all public second cycle institutions across the country.
Read the full story originally published by Starrfmonline and curated by GhanaWeb on September 17, 2015
The much anticipated free SHS policy of the ruling government officially starts today.
Over Three Thousand day students are expected to benefit from the programme, which would abolish tuition fees in public schools.
The beneficiary students were selected from 591 schools in all regions.
Day students who are already covered by other forms of scholarship schemes are not beneficiaries of the progressively free scholarship policy.
President John Mahama is expected to announce the commencement of the policy when he commissions the Otuam Community Day High School later today.
The move is in fulfillment of the President's promise to build 200 senior high schools across the country. 50 schools were to be built by August this year to facilitate the implementation of the policy.
Chairman of parliament’s committee on education, Mathias Pouza told Starr News there should be no reason why government cannot sustain such an initiative.