Free SHS: 400k students placed so far - Veep

Free SHS: 400k students placed so far - Veep

About 400,000 Junior High School (JHS) graduates have been placed so far to enjoy the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed.

Click here for more news on YEN.com.gh

Free SHS: 400k students placed so far - Veep

Students of the Tamale SHS who attended the launch

The figure, according him, to represents 94% of the 424,000 students who have qualified for placement.

Government rolled out the Free SHS at the beginning of this academic year amidst many complaints of students not getting placed.

But contrary to these concerns, the Vice President says this year’s placement is a far improvement on what happened last year.

Speaking at the Northern Regional launch of Free SHS in Tamale on Tuesday, he said “so far 94 percent of students have been placed. Last year, by this time last year, only 74 or 75 percent of pupils who had been qualified had actually been placed”.

READ ALSO: Headmaster ordered to return buckets of paints he took from Free SHS students

“This is a major achievement”, Dr Bawumia stressed.

Attributing the improvement in placement rates to the inability of parents to pay their wards’ fees last year, he reiterated government’s commitment to the programme an promised more fundig next year.

YEN is building a platform where Ghanaians can share local news and own experiences with each other. Witnessing an incident? Want to tell about a local problem? Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition? Your stories and photos are always welcome. Send us a message via YEN’s official Facebook page.

Source: Yen.com.gh

Related news
FDA impounds over 2800 cartons of bad chicken

FDA impounds over 2800 cartons of bad chicken

FDA impounds over 2800 cartons of bad chicken
YEN.com.gh
Mailfire view pixel