Member of Parliament (MP) for the Bantama Constituency, Daniel Okyem Aboagye, has lauded President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) education policy to enhance the country’s manpower resources.
He said the effort of Nana Akufo-Addo had made a way for especially Junior High School graduates who because of financially-poor parental backgrounds could not have had the opportunity to attend SHS.
Describing the Free SHS policy as “the greatest intervention to hit the education sector in the country’s pre-and post-colonial history”, Daniel Okyem Aboagye exclusively told Lawyer Ohene Gyan on ‘Pae Mu Ka’ on Kingdom FM 107.7
According to him, the popular social intervention programme was fiercely opposed by some people who said a country like Ghana can never implement it.
He stated that President Akufo-Addo, who is aware of the numerous benefits of the free SHS programme, stood his ground and ensured its implementation.
“There were comments that the free SHS programme cannot work especially at this time, but President Akufo-Addo did not give up but rather stood his ground and now the free SHS programme is here with us.”
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.