General News Mon, 29 Jul 2019

Posterity will thank Akufo-Addo forever over free SHS – Ofori-Atta

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta believes Ghana’s future generation will be grateful to the Akufo-Addo government for introducing the free Senior High School policy.

Presenting the 2019 mid-year budget review in Parliament on Monday, the Finance Minister said the “free SHS programme, has changed the course of this nation forever and posterity will thank the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for making it possible for our young people to realize their future dreams and aspirations through free education.”

“Access to secondary education in this country has never been higher. The innovative temporary double-track system currently being implemented has helped to accommodate the numbers, affording each child the possibility of accessing secondary education. Government has responded to this increased demand with accelerated infrastructure delivery,” he added.

The free SHS policy, which was implemented in September 2017, has seen thousands of students enrolled in the various Senior High School across the country.

A lot of Ghanaians have commended the government for introducing the policy.

‘Free SHS saved me GH¢4,500 in school fees payment’ – Breman Essiam chief

The Paramount Chief of Breman Essiam in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam, Odeifuor Afoakwa III, last week expressed his appreciation to the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the implementation of the Free Senior High School Policy.

According to Odeifuor Asankwa III, the Free SHS policy is not a discriminatory policy and has unified all Ghanaians in terms of its benefits.

“I am a beneficiary of the Free SHS policy since I have two children enrolled. One is in Form 2, and the other is in Form 1. I didn’t pay a dime,” he said.

Source: citinewsroom.com
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