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General News Sat, 15 Dec 2018

Prof. Yankah defends ‘Free SHS vacation classes’

Professor Kwesi Yankah, the Minister In-charge of Tertiary Education, has advised the public to desist from politicizing the Free SHS vacation classes currently being held for students on the “Green Track.”

He said students would be disadvantaged if their parents prevent them from taking part in the voluntary holiday classes in the Agona West, Agona East and Gomoa districts of the Central Region.

He called on parents to ignore the negative propaganda carried out by some political parties that the new “Double Track” system would not help the students.

Prof. Yankah gave the advice when he addressed students and teachers at Agona Kwanyako Senior High Technical School who were participating in the vacation classes organised by the tutors of the School.

He described the Free SHS and the Double Track system as best educational policies the government has introduced.

The policy is aimed at creating opportunity for every Ghanaian child to have access to secondary education, he said.

“It is unlike the previous years, where many students could not enter into SHS due to their parents’ poor financial standing, which deprived hundreds of thousands of students from having quality education,” Prof Yankah said.

He said many educationists from sub-Sahara Africa have been in Ghana to learn about the Free SHS Policy.

Prof. Yankah said the vacation classes would go a long way to improve teaching and learning, and urged parents to encourage their children to participate.

Source: ghananewsagency.org
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