Boarding schools should be converted to day schools to cut cost – Terkper tells Gov’t

Boarding schools should be converted to day schools to cut cost – Terkper tells Gov’t

- Seth Terkper believes government can do something to cut down cost in educational sector

- According to him, it would be advisable that government would convert some boarding schools into community day schools

- This he said would help cut down costs on running them

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Former Finance Minister under the erstwhile John Mahama National Democratic Congress-led administration, Seth Terkper believes government can do something to cut down cost in educational sector.

According to him, it would be advisable that government would convert some boarding senior high schools under the Free SHS policy into community day schools.

This he said would help cut down costs on running them.

Boarding schools should be converted to day schools to cut cost – Terkper tells Gov’t
Boarding schools should be converted to day schools to cut cost – Terkper tells Gov’t

Speaking in an interview on Starr FM on Tuesday, he said the current structure of the Free SHS policy places a heavy burden on the finances of the state and could potentially throw the economy out of balance.

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“I’m proposing that we convert some of the boarding schools under free SHS into Community Day schools so we can cut down on the cost," he said.

He also called on parents who believed are well to do, to endeavor to pay the fees of their wards and not loathe off government.

Also, some of us who are well to do must understand that we must pay for the secondary education of our children. This what we must all do, it may not be politically correct but these are conversations that we must have,” he said.

Away from politics, Dancehall superstar Stonebwoy, known in private life as Livingstone Etse Satekla recently visited St Rose's Senior High School at Akwatia in the Eastern Region.

The musician's unexpected visit to the school stirred excitement among the students after they saw him on their campus.

In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, Stonebwoy is seen dressed in a black t-shirt over a pair of jeans trousers.

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Walking in the company of other people, Stonebwoy approached one of the buildings on the school's compound. Upon realising his presence, many of the girls trooped out of their rooms to a catch glimpse of the superstar.

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