Despite the backlash from some section of the public over issues surrounding the free Senior High School policy by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, some teachers and parents seem to love the idea.
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A statement signed by Mr Alexander Yaw Danso, the National President of the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (NCPTAs), on Thursday [February 16], said the association believed the policy would go a long way to relieve parents from their struggles to finance their children’s secondary cycle education.
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According to the NCPTA, the policy would increase the access to secondary education for several junior high school graduates and increase the country’s literacy rate.
The statement said to ensure that the policy was sustained, the NCPTAs would continue to contribute its quota to enhance teaching and learning in schools.
“We, therefore, urge all stakeholders in education to support this laudable policy to benefit all Ghanaians,” it said.
Additionally, the statement called on the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service to empower the monitoring mechanisms which will help improve the quality of education in the country, “particularly when people tend to take free things for granted”
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