September 13, 2017


A former Deputy Minister of Education in-charge of Tertiary and Member of Parliament for the North Tongu constituency in the Volta region, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has stated that over 5000 re-engagement Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) graduates would not benefit from government’s free Senior High School (SHS) policy for the 2017/18 academic year.

The re-engaged students he said are those who have qualified in previous academic years but did not have opportunity for placements due to various reasons.

According to him, the implementation of the Free SHS policy by the NPP government has been made possible due to the good foundation laid by the erstwhile NDC administration.

He explained that the previous NDC administration expended about GHC 700 million to expand access which include the construction of new E-SHS Blocks across the country.

Christian Kpesese/