- Vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed that 270,000 students have so far gained access to education under the Free SHS programme
- He added that 90,000 had access in September 2017, and 180,000 had the opportunity in September 2018
- He passed this comments during the celebration of the Kakube festival of the people of Nandom traditional area
The vice-president of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has revealed that the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme has helped 270,000 who could have halted their education.
He explained that the initial implementation of the programme gave access to 90,000 people to SHSs.
In 2018, he went on, 180,000 more have gained access to SHSs all over the country, giving a total of 270,000.
He stated this as part of his interaction with the people of the Nandom Traditional Area, as part of the Kakube festival, on Sunday, November 25, 2018.
The Kakube festival is celebrated to mark the end of the farming season each year, and to show appreciation to God for guidance and protection during the farming season.
It is also an occasion for the people of Nandom traditional area to renew relationships, put on display their rich culture and traditions and preserve them for future generations.
Speaking on the theme for the festival, “Quality Education and Cultural Integration: Pre-Requisite For National Development”, Dr. Bawumia stated that the government was focused on implementing far-reaching programmes and policies.
This, he went on, will help to provide holistic national development, as well as enhanced access to, and quality education for Ghanaians.
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