here are “powerful forces” in society, according to President Nana Akufo-Addo, who wants his government’s flagship Free Senior High School (SHS) program to fail.
“Some people already want to scale back some of the significant initiatives, like the Free SHS policy.
“There are strong forces in society that are opposed to it and insist that parents should pay for or contribute to their children’s education. But I see things differently. I believe that it will be advantageous to society and the country, he said.
He claimed to be aware of such individuals and to have vowed to thwart their plans. The Free SHS program will survive all such attacks, the President insisted.
There have recently been some difficulties with the Policy.
The lack of food at the various schools is one of these issues.
This has sparked a larger discussion, with many people calling for a review.
Though the President initially opposed such calls, he indicated his willingness to have a conversation about the Free SHS policy on Wednesday during a meeting with the National Executives of the National Union of Ghana Students.
According to him, the discussion needs to focus on funding, money availability, access, and other factors that must work for the benefit of Ghanaians.
The President of Ghana, Akufo-Addo, stated, “One of the things people have been calling for is the review of Free SHS. I think we should have a broader conversation about the incidence of education in our national development.