The president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has stated that using the money gotten from the country's oil find to fund the Free SHS programme is not a decision he regrets.
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According to him, the educational investment being made into these beneficiaries of the free SHS is important for the future of the country.
Addressing members of staff and students of Mawuli Senior High School, investing and developing the human capital of a country is what would help Ghana transition to be a better place for all.
“I don't have any regrets whatsoever about committing the oil revenues of our country to preparing our nation for the future. It is the best, most efficient, most equitable way all of us can participate in those revenues.”
According to JoyNews reports, President Akufo-Addo added that he would not use the oil revenue generated to enrich himself but rather use them to prepare the youth who are considered the future of the nation
He said that was his modest contribution to the growth of Ghana is to make sure that Ghana is not left out of the progress that is ahead of us in the 21st century.
Meanwhile, the Central Regional Secretary of the Ghana National Dressmakers and Tailors Association Francisca Acquah has stated that the “Free SHS” policy has created a shortage of apprentices in the fashion sector.
She stated that many Junior High School graduates who would have found themselves in apprenticeship due to poor exam results, are now in SHS, kind courtesy the Free SHS programme.
Speaking at a graduation event in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District, she said it was time for some of these students with poor grades to be transferred to the fashion sector.
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