The key promise of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to Ghanaians is the “Free SHS” policy which caught the interest and attention of Ghanaians in the 2016 elections.
This means that in addition to tuition fee, which is already free, there will be no admission fees, no library fees, no science center fees, no computer laboratory fees, no examination fees, no utility fees. There will be free textbooks, free boarding and free meals and day students will get a meal at school for free.
Though some Ghanaians and even some key personalities have doubts that, the policy will be successful, Ghanaians have been called upon to be disciples of free the free SHS policy by the Akufo-Addo led administration.
The Chief Executive Officer for the Ghana Free Zones Board, Michael Okyere Baafi who was speaking in an exclusive interview with hbtvghana.com stated that the free SHS education is aimed at building an educated populace for speedy national development and progress.
He stated that Ghana remains the only home “we have and our duty is to do everything possible to make this country a better place and to ensure that it remains a better place.”
Patriotism he said was the key and “we must do everything possible to help Mother Ghana grow, devoid of our political affiliations.”
Mr. Baafi urged students and wards to take advantage of the Free Senor High School initiative to further their education ; an avenue for children in the rural areas to have equal educational opportunities just like children in the Cities in the country.
He said the absence of that would mean that they have no future.