Tag Archives: Free SHS

Poor roads affecting enrollment at Adaklu SHS

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The deplorable nature of roads in Adaklu in the Volta Region, is affecting enrollment in Adaklu Senior High School, under the implementation of government’s free senior high school policy.   Unlike schools in most developed areas where the first batch beneficiary students of the free Senior High School Policy have inundated their premises yearning to be enrolled, Adaklu Senior High ...

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Gov’t committed to full implementation of Free SHS – Dery


The Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is fully committed to the successful implementation of the Free SHS policy. According to him, the government has put in enough effort to make sure that the program reaches the targeted Ghanaians by ensuring that every qualified Junior High School graduate enroll in Senior High ...

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Free SHS: Gov’t to decongest overwhelmed schools

Professor Kwesi Yankah

Following reports of overpopulation recorded by some Senior High Schools, the Ministry of Education is to  embark on an exercise to re-distribute students to less populated schools. Some schools have been forced to convert sick bays and classroom blocks into dormitories as a result of the huge numbers sent to them. But the Minister of State in-charge of Tertiary Education, Professor ...

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Don’t waste free SHS investment – Deputy Minister to students


The Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide, has entreated beneficiaries of the free Senior High school policy to study hard and aspire for excellence. The Deputy Minister gave the advice when he visited some five senior high schools within the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern region. The schools visited were Akwamuman Senior High, Adjena Senior High Technical ...

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Quality education most vital SDG goal for Africa’s dev’t – Nana Addo

Nana Addo at Bloomberg event

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated his belief in the crucial role of education in the development of the African continent. Speaking at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Wednesday, Nana Addo stated that, ensuring universal access to education for all children on the continent within the next two decades, will ...

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Take advantage of Free SHS opportunity – Majority leader to students

Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu

Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, has challenged beneficiaries of the Free Senior School policy not to squander the opportunity given to them to study at no cost to their parents. According to him, the programme aims at providing education for all Ghanaians especially by cushioning brilliant but needy students. He said the government was committed to the programme and ...

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We’ll allocate GHc1bn to free SHS in 2018 – Bawumia


Government’s much hyped free Senior High School programme will be boosted with a billion cedis budgetary allocation in 2018. This is to guarantee the policy’s sustainability as questioned by the Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu. Vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia made the announcement at the Tamale Senior High School (Tamasco) where he addressed school heads and beneficiaries of ...

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Free SHS: Mamfi Methodist Girls complain over ‘small’ food


First year students of Mamfi Methodist Girls Senior High School in the Eastern Region are not happy with the portion sizes of  meal served them for lunch as part of the free Senior High School programme. Every pan of food is shared by 12 students in a group around a small table. The students also complained about the quality of ...

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Free SHS: We’ll probe illegal fees collectors – Prof. Yankah

Professor Kwesi Yankah

The government will be dispatching “agents” to various Senior High Schools in light of reports of unapproved fees still being charged first-year students under the free SHS policy. The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, told Eyewitness News that school heads will be brought to order, as he stressed that schools had “absolutely no business” charging ...

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Adonten SHS turns uncompleted assembly hall into classroom


First-year students of Adonten Senior High School at Aburi in the Eastern Region, have been forced to use the school’s uncompleted assembly hall as their classroom. This is because the school does not have adequate furnished classrooms to accommodate them due to the pressure brought on by the implementation of the free senior high school policy. The Headmaster of the ...

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