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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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Obrempong Writes: My secondary school struggle; and Free SHS now

I have been known first, throughout my primary school in the Central Region, (The village of Odonase) in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese district as Samuel Acquah. Today, I am known by others as Obrempong Yaw Ampofo. My schoolmates George Baffoe, and later Edmond Baidoe were the big brains I had to work hard to beat in class. I was selling ...

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Mahama ‘abandoned’ progressively free SHS beneficiaries – NAPO

Despite promises by the Mahama administration to champion what he called a progressively free Senior High School initiative, no student received a scholarship for the 2016/2017 academic year, according to the Minister for Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh. The Minister said the government at the time did not fulfill its promise to award scholarships to some 100,000 students in boarding schools who ...

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Kalpohin SHS students sleep on veranda, battle with bedbugs

Bedbugs have invaded Kalpohin Senior High School in the Tamale Metropolis where some of the students have been exposed to insanitary conditions and bad weather. The school like others, is also facing serious infrastructure problems due to the implementation of the free SHS programme, forcing some of them to sleep on the school’s veranda. The influx of these tiny blood ...

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Free SHS will work despite challenges – Nana Addo

President Akufo Addo has said his administration will ensure the free SHS policy is sustained despite the difficulties that confront it currently. Citi News has reported about the infrastructure challenges facing some Senior High Schools across the country since the introduction of the policy. In an interaction with the Bawku Chief who paid a courtesy call on him, the President ...

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La PRESEC desk problem solved after Citi FM reports [Audio]

Following series of reports by Citi News on the dire need for desks by first-year students of the La Presbyterian Senior High School, government and private entities have moved in address the problem. Citi News earlier reported that, students were sitting on cement blocks due to the lack of furniture, following the increase in the number of students under the ...

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Higher taxes fund free education – Danish Foreign Minister

The Foreign Affairs Minister of Denmark, Anders Samuelsen, has attributed the Scandinavian nation’s ability to ensure free education all the way to the tertiary level to the willingness of the citizens to pay high taxes. According to him, the education of the youth is a “core value” of Danish culture, with the state willing to support the academic exploits of students. ...

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