President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admitted that the flagship education policy the free senior high school, is facing challenges of infrastructure and facilities.
President Akufo-Addo made this known on Friday, 6th October, 2017, when he paid a courtesy call on the overlord of Mamprugu land, the Nayiri, Naa Bohogu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga, at the commencement of his 3-day tour of the Northern Region.
According to the president the free SHS which was recently launched ‘’is the beginning of many things to come.
He said when you begin something, it will meet challenges and I [Nana Addo] know that the free SHS I meeting the challenges of infrastructure and facilities.
He was however quick to add that these challenges were temporal nd his administration is poised in making the educational policy a success.
It will be recalled that on Tuesday, 12th September, 2017, President Akufo-Addo, at the West Africa Senior High School, launched the Free Senior High School policy, in fulfilment of the New Patriotic Party Manifesto pledge of 2016.
Parents and students, as a result of the Free SHS policy, no longer pay tuition fees, admission fees, library fees, science centre fees, computer lab fees, examination fees and utility fees. Additionally there are free textbooks, free boarding and free meals, and day students get a meal at school for free.
The Policy also covers agricultural, vocational and technical institutions at the high school level. Government has also outlined a well-thought out plan that involves the building of new public Senior High Schools and cluster public Senior High Schools.