Free SHS is costing us so much - Minister reveals

Free SHS is costing us so much - Minister reveals

- A government official says government is spending so much on the free education policy

- The policy, according to the vice president, costs Ghana 1 trillion cedis

A deputy information minister has revealed that the free SHS program is costing the government a lot of money.

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The flagship Free SHS program is aimed at providing in excess free SHS education to over 400,000.

Speaking to the media in a press encounter at the Central Region, Nana Ama Dokuaa Asiamah revealed that the quality of education and also the challenges in the education service has compelled the government to spend so much into the program.

"This program is really eating into our coffers, we are spending so much to keep it running," she revealed.

Vice president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has revealed the actual cost of the free SHS program. According to him, the program which took place last year is government's main priority project which will cost GH¢1 trillion.

Meanwhile, president of the Republic, Akufo-Addo, has revealed that monies from the exploration of oil resources will be used to fund the free SHS policy.

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The president in a recent speech at a pan-African conference in Senegal revealed that government will not rely on foreign aid to fund education projects. This speech has been commended across the world especially when it forms part of government's "Ghana beyond aid" agenda.

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