- Bawumia has stated the quality of Ghana’s secondary level education has not been compromised in any way by the Free SHS policy
- He said the data released by WAEC showed that the beneficiaries of the FSHS scored the highest number of ‘A’s
- He added that 70% of Nigerian students of the total number of candidates had only 54 ‘A’s in all eight subjects
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The flagship programme of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the free Senior High School(SHS) policy was met with a lot of criticisms when government introduced it.
A lot of arguments people made was about the fact that the free SHS policy has affected the quality of education that is being churned out.
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has stated the quality of Ghana’s secondary level education has not been compromised in any way by the Free SHS policy.
According to him, the data released by WAEC for the 2020 WASSCE showed that the beneficiaries of the FSHS programme scored the highest number of ‘A’s in all eight subjects.
He added that 70% of Nigerian students of the total number of candidates had only 54 ‘A’s in all eight subjects.
Dr. Bawumia made these analyses and comparisons when he addressed the closing session of the 2021 Ramadan Fatsir, organised by the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, at the Central Mosque in Accra, over the weekend.
In a related development, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has seems to be very pleased with the investment he made in the educational sector with regards to his free education policy.
According to President Akufo-Addo, the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results of the first batch of free SHS beneficiaries says a lot.
Akufo-Addo said the free SHS beneficiaries have justified the decision of the government to invest heavily in free quality education.
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Source: Yen Ghana