75 Selected Existing SHSs to be Expanded for Free SHS Policy
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that a total of 75 selected existing Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the country would be expanded for more students to benefit from the Free SHS implementation policy during its second year and beyond.
According to him, procurement processes were on-going for the government to supply 70,000 mono-desks whilst 42 community SHSs would be upgraded into a model status.
Speaking to some traditional rulers in Sunyani as part of his three-day official working visit in the Brong-Ahafo Region,Nana Akufo-Addo assured his flagship Free Senior High School programme will cover second year students of various public second cycle institutions across the country, beginning September this year.
“One by one we are keeping our promises. Free SHS is now a reality. In September this year, the Free SHS policy will cover new entrants, in addition to those who will then be in SHS 2. By September 2019, it will cover all students in Senior High Schools across the country. Teacher and nursing trainees are also receiving their allowances. We have also retired a large chunk of the NHIS debt left by my predecessor, and the NHIS is working,” he said
The President continued, “To those who say they are still not seeing anything, they should wait and watch me. By the end of the four years, they will have nothing to say. They will acknowledge that we came to work for the development of Ghana.”