Ghana to provide free education to 1.2m students

2019-08-13 13:19:44

Over one million fresh students in Ghana are expected to be enrolled in the Free Senior High School (SHS) program for next academic year which begins in September, 2019, APA has learnt on Monday.

This was revealed by Ghanaian Leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo during 4th Congregation of the University of Energy and National Resources (UENR) at Sunyani, capital of Bono Region last Saturday.

Speaking at the function, President Akufo Addo said the Free Senior High School program which begun in 2017 would now have full-grown enrollment in September, stressing that the scheme would cover SHS1 to SHS3.

The move has been hailed by some parents, especially those who could not afford to pay their children school fees at the secondary level.

According to the Ghanaian leader, the free SHS policy is a long term investment policy on human resource for the country and that the benefit would be reaped in future.

He noted that the free SHS policy was to ensure access to quality skills development, infrastructure expansion.

The Daily Guide Newspaper, quoted President Nana Addo as saying that his administration has created 43 percent access enrollment at the senior high school level.