- All private schools, according to government, will be sidelined in the free SHS policy
- Government is currently paying the tuition of over 400,000 students under the free SHS policy
Government has argued that the ongoing free SHS program will not be covering private senior high schools and that students in these schools would have to fend for their own fees.
This was according to the deputy education minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has revealed that no package has been made for such schools.
"This will not compromise quality. I don't think it's fair to get a piece of the pie. We believe that we are resolved to ensure quality education but we are sending students to public schools and not private schools," he stated at a press conference in Accra
This revelation by the minister follows earlier calls by heads of private institutions to government to ensure that the free SHS program covers private schools as well or risk hitting a snag.
Currently, over 400,000 students are said to be enjoying the free SHS policy with government looking to fund the policy through the reserves of the oil sector.
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