Schools without public toilets not caused by free SHS - Education minister

Schools without public toilets not caused by free SHS - Education minister

- Education minister says schools without toilets should not blame their challenge on the free SHS program

- The free SHS program is being criticized by political critics of government

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The government seems to be very committed to ensuring that the free senior high school (SHS) policy is a huge success.

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The policy, which took off in September, has been criticized by a large section of political opponents who doubt its sustainability.

President of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, has maintained that the free SHS policy will never fail and that government is committed to ensuring that the program is well-funded

It is against these arguments that the education minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh organised a press conference to clarify issues related to Ghana's education system including the free SHS policy.

Answering a question about some senior high schools lacking washrooms, the minister argues that such challenges were not because of the invent of the free SHS program. According to him, as much as there are challeges, government remains committed to addressing them.

The free senior high school program is documented to have benefited millions of pupils across the country. The million-cedi program is to be funded by returns from oil exploration and also a special fund by a government.

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