The National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, has stated that a new NDC government will examine the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme within the first 100 days.
He made the statements during a visit to Agona Asafo in the Central Region as part of his Building Ghana Tour.
He acknowledged that the programme was positive, but emphasised the need for a thorough assessment to improve its benefits for both students and parents.
He emphasised that the reason his government will examine the policy is to optimise its execution, ensuring that teachers, parents, and kids can fully benefit from the legislation’s intended benefits.
“When you implement a policy, you must take stock after a while to see whether you are achieving your target, When we win power in 2024, we will have a forum to review the education sector, and we will invite teachers, parents, educationists and students and then we will review the free SHS policy.
“We will address issues that are not going well, like the feeding of students. The free SHS is a good policy but the government must put in place measures that will ensure that things are less expensive.
“My nephew has been placed under free SHS but we are spending a lot of money to buy things on his prospectus because the government has mismanaged the economy so everything has gone up.”
“When we come, within 100 days, we will review the Free SHS, so that teachers, parents, and students will enjoy the benefits of the free SHS policy.”