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Free SHS awaits you – Akufo-Addo assures BECE candidates

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured that candidates taking part in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), will enjoy government’s free Senior High School programme. The much hyped Free SHS policy by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), is expected to kick start in the next academic year which begins in September 2017. “…From September this year, anybody ...

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We’re working to clear NHIS debt by 2019 – Nana Addo

The Akufo-Addo Administration is targeting the next 18 months to clear the debts that have saddled the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). President Nana Akufo-Addo noted that, his government has found it necessary to find the money to save the scheme from collapse. “The scheme has been threatened by mismanagement and by huge indebtedness. We are now having to liquidate ...

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Measures in place to ensure incident-free Hajj – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has indicated that government has put measures in place to address the challenges that have marred previous Hajj pilgrimages. According to Dr. Bawumia, the government is committed to ensuring that this year’s pilgrimage comes off without the hitches which have been associated with the process in the past. Addressing some Muslims at Shama in ...

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We’re working hard to uplift Ghana’s fortunes – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo, has assured that his government is fulfilling the promises made to Ghanaians, adding that, Ghanaians will soon be witnesses to the immense benefits of the pledges made to them. President Akufo-Addo indicated that he did not make the promises to win votes but “to save the future of our country.” Addressing the Ghanaian Community in Dakar, Senegal ...

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Free SHS will churn out skilled graduates – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has stressed the important roles laboratories and workshops in Technical High Schools play in developing the skills that would equip students for the modern world. President Akufo-Addo assured that his government will not “turn the Free SHS into a process that simply churns out young people that would not be equipped to cope with the modern world.”, He ...

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Free SHS without investment waste of time – Prof. Aryeetey

A former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, says making Senior High School  education free without corresponding investment is a waste of time. He decried the gap in the quality of education at International Schools as compared to public senior high schools, and warned that failure to reverse the trend will spell doom for the country’s ...

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GNAT welcomes gradual implementation of free SHS policy

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has backed government’s plan to gradually implement its free Senior High School (SHS) policy as outlined in its 2017 budget. According to the union, the decision is hinged on the unavailability of resources and views the decision as prudent. Government will this year, make SHS education free for first year students with a ...

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Take advantage of free SHS to secure your future – Afenyo Markin

The Member of Parliament for the Effutu constituency, Mr. Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has urged students to take advantage of the Free Senor High School initiative to further their education in order to secure their future. He said the absence of that would mean that they have no future. “You should concentrate on your education to acquire the requisite knowledge and skill ...

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Policy document needed for Free SHS – Franklin Cudjoe

IMANI Africa’s President, Franklin Cudjoe, has questioned the absence of a policy document for the Akufo-Addo government’s free Senior High School (SHS) as delivered in the 2017 budget statement. Mr. Cudjoe, speaking on The Big Issue on Citi FM, said the seeming lack of a policy document has contributed to uncertainties about the timelines, source of funding and scope of the ...

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NPP only repackaged NDC’s ‘free SHS’ policy – Lecturer

A Senior Lecturer of Public Sector Accountancy and Finance at the Accra Technical University, Dr. Ibrahim Zubairu, has described President Nana Addo’s free Senior High School Policy as a repackaged programme. According to him, the free SHS policy is not different from the progressively free Senior High School education that was introduced by the erstwhile Mahama administration. Speaking with Umaru ...

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