- Calculations done by YEN show that most parents enjoying the free SHS obeyed the free maternal care of Kufuor in 2001
- Over 400,000 candidates are expected to enjoy the free SHS program
Information gathered by YEN.com.gh indicates that the present free SHS policy by Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo is being largely enjoyed by the very group of Ghanaians who decided to take advantage of ex-president Kufuor's "free maternal care" exactly 16 years ago.
The free maternal care, which saw the cost of pregnancy totally cared for by his administration formed part of Kufuor's resolve to ease the burden of child bearing for parents in 2001.
What this means is that if you were a couple who took advantage of this policy to have your first or second child then that child, currently 16 years of age, will be smiling on his/her way to enjoying yet another free SHS policy by Nana Addo.
Nana Addo's free SHS policy is said to have benefitted over 400,000 BECE candidates across the country as the president reveals that the policy aims at increasing the access to senior high school education across the country.
So now that free SHS is here with us in 2017, can we say that those who take advantage of this opportunity could be headed for a "free tertiary education" in the future? We live to see!
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