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Don’t pay SHS fees for continuing students – Volta NDC

The Volta Regional Branch of the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, is calling on parents in the region not to pay the fees for their continuing students in protest  against what they described as a deceitful promise by the New Patriotic Party ( NPP). In a statement signed by their Communication Office in the region, the party argued that, the NPP ...

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Free SHS threatens our investments, jobs – Private school heads

The Conference of Heads of Private Second Cycle Schools (CHOPSS), is demanding the government expands the coverage of the free secondary education policy to include private schools to save them from possible collapse. The conference has expressed its disappointment with the effect the policy is having on admissions in private schools, with reports that enrollment of first-years has dropped significantly. Addressing the ...

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Pay desk fees or stand in class – La PRESEC to students

First year students who reported to the La Presbyterian School on Wednesday to complete their registration to be admitted to the school, were reportedly urged to pay a GH¢80 for desks or risk standing in class during teaching. The directive, which is alien to most parents accompanying their wards to the school caused some confusion at the school’s premises on ...

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PNC praises Nana Addo for implementing Free SHS

The People’s National Convention (PNC), has commended the government for coming through on its promise to provide free education at the Senior High School (SHS) level. The party stated that the Free SHS policy, which was launched on Tuesday by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will be of great help to both the beneficiary students and their parents. “The People’s ...

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Diversify funding sources for Free SHS – Manteaw

A policy analyst at the Integrated Social Development Center (ISODEC), Dr. Steve Manteaw, is calling for the diversification of the source of funding for the government’s Free Senior High School policy. According to him, depending solely on the country’s oil proceeds to finance the program is unsustainable in the medium to long term. The source of funding for the flagship ...

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Bongo SHS to refund GHc75 collected from students

The management of Bongo Senior High School in the Upper East Region, which charged first-year students GHc75 despite the free secondary education policy, has assured the affected students of a refund. Students, who were placed in Bongo Senior High School, were to pay the said money as a Parent Teacher Association levy and other items before they would be issued admission ...

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Akufo-Addo launches Free SHS programme

    – By: Roberta Edem Abbeyquaye/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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Free SHS challenges due to poor planning – Spio Garbrah

A former Trade Minister, Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah believes the hitches that have marred the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s implementation of the free secondary education policy are due to the lack of planning. In an interview with Citi News, he said this was evidenced by the fact the government is yet to clearly declare the cost and funding for the ...

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Free SHS killing private schools; we’ve no students – Head teacher

The start of the 2017/18 academic year has seen anxious parents and their wards flood public high schools nationwide to confirm placement in the schools, but indications are that private high schools are seeing little to no activity. Citi News‘ visit to one of the notable private high schools in Kumasi, the Mighty Royal Senior High School, showed that it has received ...

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Free SHS: We haven’t forgotten teacher dev’t – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured that teachers will also not be left behind as the free secondary education policy is implemented. As he launched the policy at the West Africa Senior High School in Accra today [Tuesday], the President said quality teacher training was essential to achieving the educational reforms to the fullest. Committing to the development of teachers would be ...

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