- Dr Kwame Addo Kufuor has urged President Nana Akufo-Addo to delay free SHS by one or two years
- In an interview with Kumasi-based Nkyira FM, the former defence minister said the delay would ensure the successful implementation of the programme
- He said "Free SHS" was a good policy, but that wrong implementation of the policy would destroy the quality of secondary school education in Ghana.
Dr Kwame Addo-Kufuor, a former defence minister, has urged president Nana Akufo-Addo to delay the start of the free secondary school education (Free SHS) policy by one or two years.
This, the former minister, said would enable the government put measures in place that would ensure the successful implementation of programme.
Dr Addo-Kufuor told Kumasi-based Nkyira FM that the "Free SHS" was a good policy and a laudable initiative.
He, however, warned that if wrongly implemented, the policy will destroy the quality of education at the secondary level in Ghana.
He said the one or two-year break will allow the government to raise money and also put measures in place for a successful implementation.
Dr Addo-Kufuor said although Akufo-Addo has promised Ghanaians that the policy will start this year, he should plead with them to postpone the implementation for a better delivery.
According to him, rushing to implement the programme may do more harm than good.
"Free SHS" is scheduled to start in September 2017.
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