Free SHS is making us spend more for poor education - Parent narrates
- An angry parent whose child is in high school has indicated that the Free SHS Policy is causing more harm than good
- According to the man, his ward is in his second year but has only written exams once which means they are not properly educated or assessed
- He explained that due to the poor implementation of Free SHS, he has had to pay expensive private tuition for his ward
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An unhappy parent whose ward has been enrolled under the Free SHS Policy has indicated that the implementation is making parents like himself spend more for less value.
Speaking to Kojo Yankson on the Super Morning Show, the man said that his son is currently in year two but he has written exams only once instead of five or six if it were the previous system.
"Since my son entered free SHS, he's written exams only once, and he is in form 2. He has not been assessed, he doesn't get to be assessed. Kojo it's very sad", he said.
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Explaining how he ends up spending more money, the narrator said that because his ward has been unable to get satisfactorily assessed in school, he has had to pay for private tuition.
This, according to him, costs about GHc 350 monthly, which is more than what he could have paid as school fees if it were GHc 500 per student for a term.
The unhappy parent also added that due to the poor implementation of the Free SHS Policy, there is no consistency as parents can be asked to come for their wards anytime due to lack of funds to cater for them.
"I would prefer to pay school fees for my children in order to have a better system," he said.
Onto another subject, Dela Goldheart Sikadzi, a popular activist who speaks about feminism, sexism, racism, and tribalism, has generated another buzz on social media with a video she recorded at Sogakope Hospital.
In the footage she shared on her personal Facebook handle, Dela boldly confronted a health worker for speaking Twi to an indigenous Ewe woman who neither understood English nor Twi.
According to Goldheart, this was not supposed to happen especially as Twi is not a national language.
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