Free SHS: Allow the rich to pay!

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2017-09-14 16:39:21
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Free SHS: Allow the rich to pay!

You have got is all wrong about the need for such social interventions. It is not about the rich or the poor and the ability to pay. It is about the need for ACCESSIBILITY. Such is why governments exist to create policies that benefit the society. Social accessibility provides the same opportunities to the rich and the poor. The rich even though can afford it, will take advantage of it. The poor cannot afford it however being free grants them the same advantage to get their kids to school. This is therefore a win-win situation. Of course there will be issues with funding, placements, quality etc but that is a separate question altogether. You mentioned the NHIS. The fact that is facing serious financial challenges does not negate the positive aspects of the policy. I just listened to Mensah Otabil on free education and as much as I respect him, I disagree with him. The fact that he can afford to pay for his children's education does not mean that Kwasi Mensah in a village somewhere should also be able to do the same.

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Boss on Sep 14, 2017 16:39
Re: Free SHS: Allow the rich to pay!