Ghana’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) last year today September 7, 2020, promised to include private schools in President Akufo-Addo’s Free SHS programme introduced in 2017.
A former Minister for Education and a leading member of the National Democratic Congress party, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang announced this giving highlights of her outfit’s 2020 manifesto ahead of the 2020 polls.
According to her, the NDC party when voted into power will make the Free SHS programme better by including all private schools into the programme.
“The next NDC administration will make the Free SHS better by addressing its challenges and extending the policy to cover students in private Senior High Schools and also abolish the double-track system,” Jane Naana stated.
The double-track system has been temporarily adopted to solve the issue of overcrowding in some public Senior High Schools across the country amid unexpected enrollment of qualified students from Junior High Schools.
Meanwhile, the Akufo-Addo led government in September 2017 implemented the Free Senior High School to allow successful BECE candidates to further their education in public SHS free of charge.
Information gathered by Educationweb.com.gh on the Free SHS website indicates the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) policy covers only students in government or public Senior High Schools (SHSs) and not private ones.