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We’re tackling SHS placement challenges – Gov’t

Government says it is working to overcome the Internet-based challenges that have plagued the Computerized School Selection Placement Secretariat (CSSPS), and frustrated Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) graduates trying to beat the deadline for placement. Addressing the press on Monday, a Deputy Minister of Education in charge of pre-Tertiary Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, said the government shared in the ...

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Logistics won’t be problem for Free SHS – NAPO

With the onset of the Free Senior High School policy just a couple of weeks away, the Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has assured that government will provide all logistics needed for the smooth take-off of the policy to schools before they reopen. Speaking at a meeting with District Directors of Education in the Eastern Region, Dr. Opoku Prempeh ...

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Guarantee the future by embracing free SHS – Nana Addo to Muslims

President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged the Muslim community to wholly embrace the free Senior High School educational policy which will take off in the upcoming academic year in September 2017. “…The prophet Mohammed is reported to have said that ‘knowledge is the last property of the believer, let him or her find it wherever he or she will.’ I believe ...

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We’ve been excluded from Free SHS implementation – GNAT

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) General Secretary, David Ofori Acheampong, has revealed the teacher union was not part of the national committee overseeing the implementation of the Free Senior High School Education policy. As the Free SHS policy took a closer step to fruition with the unveiling of its logo on Thursday, Mr. Acheampong said his union was essentially sidestepped ...

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Give Free SHS time to succeed – Nana Addo

As the start of the Free Senior High School policy beckons, President Nana Akufo-Addo has appealed to critics to avoid pessimism borne out of partisanship, and consider the long-term benefits of the government’s flagship policies. The President, at the unveiling of the Free SHS logo, said there was the need for people to understand the correlation between free education and development. ...

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Gov’t unveils Free SHS logo

Government has unveiled a logo for its much touted Free Senior High School Education policy. The logo was unveiled by President Nana Akufo-Addo, during a ceremony at the Flagstaff House on Thursday. The logo for the Free SHS programme features two students celebrating because they are beneficiaries of the policy. Underneath the symbol are three words; access, equity and quality ...

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Free SHS policy procurement plan laudable – Adwoa Safo

The Minister of State in charge of Public Procurement, Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, has commended the Ministry of Education, particularly the sector minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, for strictly adhering to the procurement laws in the various procurement activities his outfit is undertaking for the implementation of the free Senior High School (SHS) policy. She said given the components that ...

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NPP’s Free SHS policy is impossible – Spio Garbrah

A former education minister under the Rawlings regime, Dr. Spio Garbrah mocked the government’s much touted “Free SHS policy” arguing that it is not achievable. “There can never be free education because parents must have some responsibility for their children’s education. Total freedom is not desirable and that explains the NDC, the NPP and the CPP past government’s inability to ...

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Free SHS to begin in September – Bawumia

The Vice-President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has reiterated that the government’s plan to begin implementation of its Free Senior High School (SHS) Policy in September, this year. He said government believed that the policy could help increase enrolment in the tertiary education sector to comparable levels in other African countries. Vice President Dr Bawumia said this on Saturday at the ...

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We’ll use oil cash to fund free SHS – Nana Addo 

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that Ghana’s oil revenue will be used to fund the Free Senior High School (SHS) program when it takes off next academic year. He stated that so long as he remained as the President, funds from the oil production would not go into few individual pockets, but it will be used to finance ...

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