In September 2017, the Nana Akufo-Addo-led administration implemented the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy.
It has, since then, been the focal point of discussions from a cross-section of Ghanaians, especially political figures, as well as other stakeholders.
YEN.com.gh brings to you 5 serious issues to be dealt with if the Free SHS policy does not go as planned:
1. Verbal attacks from those who opposed the Free SHS policy
A failure of the Free SHS policy will certainly stimulate a myriad of conclusions from a cross-section of Ghanaians who have opposed the idea from the start.
2. A decision to revisit the old system
A failure of the Free SHS policy may automatically compel the government to revisit the old system of education in Ghana.
3. Akufo Addo will be called a liar
The Free SHS policy was one of the key campaign promises of the NPP in the 2016 elections. A failure of the programme will certainly redirect criticisms to President Akufo-Addo.
4. Parents will bitterly complain about the financial implications
A failure of the Free SHS policy will shift the financial burden from the government to parents. This will not go down well with them and they will ultimately direct their anger and frustration at the government.
5. NPP’s chances in the 2020 general elections
The chances of the NPP retaining power in the 2020 election may be endangered if the Free SHS policy fails. This is primarily because the concept came to the attention of Ghanaians as an electoral promise.
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