September 19, 2017

The NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin South Constituency, Mr John Ntim Fordjour has chastised the NDC, saying that the Mahama-led administration, failed to properly implement its progressively Free SHS promise that it made to Ghanaians in the round up to the 2012 general elections.

The MP however applauded President Akuffo Addo for initiating his long-term dream of making Senior High school education free for all Ghanaian children, just eight months after wrestling power from the NDC.

Government in September this year rolled out its flagship “free SHS” programme for all 2017 senior high school entrants.

The new policy indicates that, the new entrants will no longer have to pay for admission and tuition fees, SRC dues, Library fees, examination fees, uniform, text books and above all both boarding and day students will be fed daily under the initiative.

Speaking on Joy News “Hard Truth” programme, Mr Fordjour said, although government did not expand the programme to include SHS 2 and 3 continuing students, he insisted that the policy is still laudable since it will help reduce the heavy financial burden on parents.

According to him, the NPP’s free SHS policy is expected to create equal opportunities for all candidates who pass their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and gain posting to under the computerized school selection & placement system (CSSPS) into any public senior high school.

He congratulated the President, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo and the Education ministry for working assiduously to ensure that the policy is fully realized.

He urged Ghanaians to rally behind the government since it was bent on delivering on its numerous promises.

By: Susana Danso Obenewaa