The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has said the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) policy is the country’s only major project that Ghanaians must embrace despite its challenges.
Speaking on Peace 104.3 FM’s Kokrooko show monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa admitted the Free SHS program has challenges but said is the responsibility of every citizen to help solve the problems citing that majority of the Ghanaians are benefiting from the policy.
“I have heard some people saying the Free SHS should be reviewed to address its challenges but Free SHS is the great thing the country has done and should be welcomed,” the GES official told the host of PeaceFM Kokrooko show.
According to him, some of the challenges confronting the education sector is not a result of the implementation of the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) policy but are problems that have remained unsolved since.
“Not all the problems currently in the education sector is as a result of the Free SHS, some of them we came to meet,” the Ghana Education Service (GES) Director-General told Kwame Sefa Kayi.
President Akufo-Addo September 2017 introduced the Free SHS program to ensure candidates who become successful at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) continue their education at the secondary level for free.