The Founder and Leader of All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga, has said the introduction of Free Senior High School programme by the Akufo-Addo government will produce hazardous graduates and professionals for the country.
He stressed that under the Free SHS policy, performance of students have dropped drastically comparing to the past.
“The worse part of the Free SHS is that there is no repetition,” Dr Ayariga said at a press conference organised by the Inter-Party Resistance Against the New Voter Register, a coalition of five opposition political parties that are against the compilation of a new voters’ register for the 2020 general elections.
The parties are the All People’s Congress (APC), National Democratic Congress (NDC), Egle Party, UPP, United Front Party, and People’s National Convention (PNC).
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo launched Government’s Free Senior High School Policy, making good his resolve to ensure accessible, equitable, quality and life-changing education for every Ghanaian child.
The Free Senior High School program is a flagship intervention by the Government to widen the gates of opportunities to every child, especially those whose talents are arrested because of poverty.
Under the Policy, all cost barriers to education have been absorbed by the Government. It would improve the quality of education, address equity issues associated with education in the country and, importantly, ensure that every child acquires employable skills by the time they leave school.
President Akufo-Addo disclosed that as an important step towards quality Free SHS program, the government would upgrade 42 existing senior high schools to model schools.
The Free SHS Policy will also cover pupils who gain admission to technical, vocational and agricultural institutions.
By : Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020