Free SHS has many challenges but teachers are scared to speak up - Gyampo alleges

Free SHS has many challenges but teachers are scared to speak up - Gyampo alleges

- Professor Ransford Gyampo has come out hard at teachers in the various Senior High Schools

- He said the teachers are scared to publicly speak against the Free SHS program and its challenges

- Gyampo said these teachers are afraid to speak because they fear being singled out and victimised

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Outspoken University of Ghana lecturer, Professor Ransford Gyampo, has come out hard at teachers in the various Senior High Schools.

According to him, the teachers are scared to publicly speak against the Free SHS program and the challenges it comes with.

Prof Gyampo said these teachers are afraid to speak because they fear being singled out and victimised.

In a report filed by Starr News, Gyampo stated that the concerned teachers rather speak to parents privately about the challenges of the program.

Gyampo said even though he sometimes receives threatening text messages, he does not believe they are enough to gag him.

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His comment comes in the wake of the national conversation over the perceived culture of silence following the address by Sam Jonah.

“The free SHS has been saddled with so many challenges and you hear teachers talking. If you’re a parent and you’re close to them, they’ll talk to you about it. But when you ask them to voice it out, they’ll tell you that when they do, they’ll be transferred,” he said.

In other news, the Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum, has stated that parents who feel they want to pay the fees of their wards enjoying the free SHS should feel free to do so.

Dr. Adutwum said the government would really appreciate and applaud any parent who does that.

He made this known while speaking in an interview with Starr News.

"...if you want to pay fees for your child enjoying free SHS, you go to the school and give money to the headmaster. We’ll applaud you for that,” he said.

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He added that parents can visit the schools and make payment to the headmasters in the name of their wards

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