- The Free SHS policy was launched last week, which will benefit over 400,000 students
- Some schools have reported facing infrastructural challenges regarding the number of students admitted under the policy
The Adonten Senior High School in the Eastern Region is facing infrastructural challenges regarding the new crop of students admitted under the Free SHS policy.
The authorities of the school have been forced to turn an uncompleted assembly hall into a classroom for the first-years, while part of the school’s sick bay has been turned in a dormitory for the new boarding students.
The headmaster of the school, Stephen Aboagye spoke to Accra-based Citi FM, stating: “The major challenge is with student accommodation, dormitory, and classroom. We need additional classrooms to conveniently accommodate the first years. We are still managing the problem. We are doing our best to ease the problem, we cannot sit down and fold our arms. [For dormitories] some are at the sick bay and some at the major dormitories.”
According to him, his school is not the only one facing such challenges, as other second-cycle schools in the district also do not have the adequate facilities to cater for the freshmen.
This is not the only complaint with regards to the start of the Free SHS policy, as reports of some schools struggling to enroll the students placed with them have also emerged.
Meanwhile, first-year students of the Mamfe Methodist Girls High School are complaining about the quantity and quality of food served during their lunch time.
They are appealing to government to intervene with the food services in their school.
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