Education Minister Praises Free Senior High School Policy

We've sunk ¢8.4bn into SHS education for 5.7m students - Ofori-Atta

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Education Minister, expressed his admiration for the government’s Free Senior High School policy, noting that it has opened doors for more than 1.4 million students to access secondary education.

During his address at the formal launch of the National Service Scheme at 50 (NSS@50) held at the Kofi Ohene Konadu Auditorium at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Mr. Adutwum proudly shared his involvement in the Free SHS initiative’s journey.

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He celebrated the achievements of the program, highlighting its success in achieving gender balance in secondary education over the past six years.

Moreover, he mentioned the government’s ongoing efforts to revamp Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). He emphasized that the construction of educational facilities across the nation underscores the government’s dedication to improving Ghana’s basic education system.

Mr. Adutwum expressed his satisfaction, stating, “Today, I am delighted to report that the number of youth enrolled in our secondary schools has grown from 830,000 to 1.4 million. What’s more, we have achieved gender parity in our senior high schools, a milestone once considered beyond reach for an African nation.”

He also noted the transformation of TVET and President Akufo-Addo’s renewed focus on improving the basic school system. The ongoing construction of schools across the country serves as a testament to the belief that public schools can excel and that both public schools and TVET are undergoing substantial changes for the better.

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