- President Akufo-Addo has called on pioneers of the free SHS policy to pass their exams
- He said if they passed their exams, Ghanainas would well embrace the policy
President Akufo-Addo has charged the first batch of the free Senior High School policy beneficiaries who are now in the second year to do him proud by delivering good results in the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
According to the president, good results from the pioneering batch would prove critics of the policy wrong.
He added their performance would make more Ghanaians ready to take advantage of the free SHS policy to enhance the quality of the country’s human resource.
The president made the call during an interaction with the teachers and students of the Ntrubuman Senior High School in Breweneasi in the Nkwanta South District as part of his two-day working visit to the Oti Region.
“You have a big responsibility, to make sure that this free senior high school concept comes to stay and all Ghanaians buy into it. Those of you who will go next year to take the exams will be the first of the free senior high school generation to take the exams.
My prayer is that the exams the result of the exams will show that Ghanaians are right to embrace the free senior high school concept. You are the pioneers, don’t let the school down and shame all those people who didn’t want you to have the free senior high school,” he said.
Last month, former president John Mahama made claims that parents would soon start losing faith in the public senior high school system because of the drop in quality with the introduction of the free SHS programme.
The office of the former president later denied claims that Mahama was working against the free Senior High School policy.
A statement signed by Joyce Bawa Mogtari, Special Aide to the former president clarified that Mahama has never been against the free SHS policy.
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