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Nungua SHS charging over GHc170 for uniforms under Free SHS

More reports continue to put into question the scope of free education in Ghana, as checks by Citi News at the Nungua Senior High School in Accra indicate that students are being charged for school uniforms. The government has consistently noted that the cost of school uniforms has been absorbed under the free Senior High School programme. The one-time fee ...

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La Presby SHS: Students study in uncompleted buildings without boards

Effective teaching and learning have been hampered at the La Presby Senior High School, as students, including beneficiaries of government’s Free SHS policy, are forced to study in uncompleted buildings without marker boards and adequate desks. The school has recently been in the news for allegedly levying fresh students some amount of money to purchase plastic chairs to be used ...

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Free SHS has burdened parents – Yammin

A former Deputy Regional Minister of the Ashanti Region , Joseph Yammin has said the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy by the Akufo-Addo administration puts more burden on parents. According to him, monies parents were being forced to pay more to secure accommodation for their wards because of  the flawed placement processes. Mr Yammin also questioned Government’s ...

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My gov’t can sustain free SHS programme – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said government will surely find ways of sustaining the free Senior High School (SHS) policy even though it is expensive. The President said the benefits the country will derive from the policy makes it imperative for it to find avenues for its sustenance. ‘’This programme is a very important one, and we will find ways ...

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Free SHS: First-years posted to uncompleted Community Day SHS

First-year students who were posted to the Drobonso Community Day Senior High School at Sekyere Afram Plains in the Ashanti Region had to be turned away because the school is not in operation. The school, which is the first and the only Senior High School in the District, is part of the Community Day schools constructed under the erstwhile John ...

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New Juaben: MCE assures school heads of gov’t support

The Municipal Chief Executive of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly, Madame Comfort Asante, has assured head teachers of basic schools in the Municipality of government’s support in ensuring they deliver quality tuition to students. Madame Comfort Asante made this statement whiles interacting with teachers, school heads, and pupils when she visited some schools in the Municipality to welcome and encourage ...

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We’re excited about Free SHS- Togbe Afede

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli State, and President of the National House of Chiefs, has lauded government for implementing its flagship Free Senior High School Policy. He said “education is the most effective weapon against poverty” and that the policy formed the basis for the country’s development agenda. Togbe Afede was addressing a durbar in Ho to climax the ...

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Free SHS: Schools can collect PTA levies but… – GES Council Chair

The collection of Parent and Teacher Association (PTA) levies, will not be entirely illegal under the implementation of the free SHS policy, the Chairman of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Governing Council, Michael Nsowah, has clarified. He noted on The Big Issue that “the PTA can levy on themselves any fees in support of any project” as long as the possible non-payment ...

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Reinstate sacked head teachers – Carbonu begs

The incoming President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Carbonu, has appealed to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reinstate the two head teachers who were sacked for allegedly charging illegal fees under the free SHS programme. Mr. Carbonu on Citi FM’s news analysis Programme , The Big Issue, sent a direct appeal to the Chairman of the Ghana ...

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Poor infrastructure forced school heads to charge extra – Carbonu

The incoming President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Carbonu, believes the Ghana Education Service’s sanctioning of head teachers for allegedly charging illegal fees under the Free SHS policy, was inconsiderate, looking at the infrastructure constraints in those schools. “All the heads that have been found to be guilty came from schools with serious challenges with infrastructure ...

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