A section of the Ghanaian citizenry have expressed praise for President Akufo-Addo's Free SHS Policy that is scheduled to begin in September this year.
According to them, the directive will ensure brilliant students who cannot afford to fund themselves through school, gain admission into the senior high school system.
One trader, Mr Charles Richard urged the government to release the budget to the Education Ministry in time for the policy's implementation, stating, "The policy is good because I know one man who could not pay the fees of his two children last year, and this may be happening across the country."
Another trader at Sowutuom, Madam Amina Bawa noted the policy would quell the numerous media reports of students in boarding schools, especially in the Northern Region, left at home because the government failed to pay their feeding fees, while their mates studied elsewhere.
President Akufo-Addo announced the commencement of the free SHS system while delivering a speech at the 60th anniversary celebration of the Okuapeman School, stating that government will fund the cost of the high school system for all who qualify into the 2017/2018 academic year.
The president explained that the policy would cover tuition fees, feeding, textbooks, free boarding as well as no charges for utility, computer and science labs or examination fees.
A trotro driver, Mr George Addo while pleased with the policy noted that government would need to increase the number of trainee teachers who will teach the increased number of students that will emerge with the free SHS policy.