Addo-Kufuor cautions Akufo-Addo over "Free SHS"

Addo-Kufuor cautions Akufo-Addo over "Free SHS"

- 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.

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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.

Addo-Kufuor cautions Akufo-Addo over "Free SHS"
Dr Kwame Addo-Kufuor

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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.

Addo-Kufuor cautions Akufo-Addo over "Free SHS"
President Nana Akufo-Addo

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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