Tag Archives: Free SHS

Students of Parkoso SHS study on bare floor

Teachers at the Parkoso Community Day Senior High School in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region, are struggling to assess the performance of first-year students. This is because most of the students sit on the bare floor for class work, and the few desks available, are shared by students in pairs, and this does not allow for independent ...

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GHc9.26b education budget ‘insignificant’ – SEND-Ghana

A Civil Society Group, SEND-Ghana, is questioning government’s commitment towards addressing  infrastructure challenges in various second cycle schools across the country, considering the inadequate budgetary allocation to the sector. The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, whilst presenting the 2018 budget statement to Parliament on Wednesday, said government has allotted GHc9.26 billion to the education sector. But SEND-Ghana in a statement said ...

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You can’t rely on voluntary contributions for Free SHS- Ablakwa

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said the government cannot afford to rely on voluntary contributions to fund education, particularly free SHS, as projections for those funds may not materialize. The government announced that it would set up a fund to receive voluntary contributions from individuals to support the implementation ...

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Budgetary allocation for Free SHS ‘woefully inadequate’ – Ablakwa

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has described the government’s budgetary allocation for Free SHS as woefully inadequate to support the programme. According to him, government would need at least two billion cedis to support Free SHS in 2018, 800 million cedis more than the amount that was allocated to it ...

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#Ghbudget: Capitation grant to increase in 2018

In fulfillment of its promise to make basic education free and accessible to all, government has announced plans to increase capitation grant from GHC 9.00 to GHC 10.00 in 2018. The previous NPP government, led by former President John Agyekum Kufour, reinforced free basic education through the disbursement of capitation grants, with an initial amount of GHC 3.00 per pupil ...

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Free SHS: Daboase Sec. Tech. converts classrooms into dormitories

The Daboase Secondary Technical School in the Wassa East District of the Western Region, has had to compromise the quality of academic work and learning conditions in order to provide makeshift boarding facilities for its students. It has emerged that the accommodation facilities, in particular, are not sufficient for the student population because of the expected increase in enrolment following ...

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V/Region: Customs officer supports Free SHS with textbooks

Government’s Free Senior High School Program implementation in the Volta Region continues to enjoy the support of individuals and organizations as a Customs Officer with the Ghana Revenue Authority, has supplied sets of reading materials for schools in South Dayi and Afadjato South Districts. The gesture by Mr. Ellis Humphrey Agbeehia, according to him, forms part of his contribution to ...

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SHS/JHS infrastructural challenges – a bane to equity, quality [Article]

Education is a human right. Schools are the platforms for which this right is enhanced. A school is capable of facilitating this right when adequate infrastructure are available – libraries, classrooms, dining halls, laboratories and workshops, furniture and other teaching and learning materials. On the contrary, across the length and breadth of this country schools right from the kindergarten to ...

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North Tongu: Ablakwa supports Free SHS with donation to schools

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has presented some items in support of the implementation of the government’s free Senior High School education policy. Two secondary schools in the North Tongu district; Mepe St Kizito and Battor Senior High Schools, on Wednesday took delivery of a total of 200 set of mono desks, seven white marker ...

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GHc80m allocated for furniture under Free SHS – NAPO

The Akufo-Addo government says it has set aside an amount of Ghc80 million cedis to address challenges relating to furniture following the implementation of the Free Senior High School education policy. The attempt to bridge the access gap at the SHS level has been largely successful, but has come with increased pressure on facilities in some schools. Citi FM has carried reports about ...

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