Free SHS will not compromise on quality education – Prez. Akufo-Addo

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President Akufo-Addo says his government will ensure that the Free Senior High School program does not compromise quality education in the country.

According to him, the government is collaborating with various agencies and partners to ensure that all students in Secondary School benefit from quality education to enable them to contribute meaningfully to the country’s development.

He said, “A key component of the policy must be the provision of quality education, the government is collaborating with various partners to implement major programs and interventions such as the Secondary education Improvement Program, the expansion of physical infrastructure and free supply of core subject text books to students,” Akufo-Addo said while delivered in keynote address the launch of the Free SHS program in Accra.

Akufo-Addo in his address noted that the government was also working to improve upon the standard of teaching in the country through various programs in collaboration with the UK government and DFID.

He said teachers were central to the achieving positive results from the program hence government’s interest in making they are adequately resourced to carryout their mandate.

The Free SHS program is a long-held campaign promise of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) before it came into government in January 2017.

Then flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo used the program as his flagship campaign message in the 2012 elections but failed to secure the mandate of Ghanaians in the December polls.

In December 2016 however, ridding on the back of the Free SHS campaign message, Nana Akufo-Addo was voted into office as President of Ghana.

Among his early public statements after his inauguration, President Akufo-Addo indicated that his government was working hard to implement the policy program from the 2017/2018 Academic year starting in September.


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A Freelance Journalist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of A contributory writer for Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI) who studied at Clark Atlanta University on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morgan

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