Education Politics

[Watch Video] Free SHS Review: Let those who can Pay; Pay – Haruna Iddrisu

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

The Ghanaian government’s flagship program, Free SHS, remains a contentious issue for the Minority in the legislature.

Despite attempts to address the worsening economic situation, the caucus is unconvinced by the government’s stance on the program and insists that there needs to be a national conversation about its future.

MP, Tamale South Haruna Iddrisu argued that investing in literacy and numeracy alone is not enough to build human capital and make Ghana’s products competitive on the world stage.

However, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, reiterated that President Akufo-Addo has no plans to scrap the Free SHS policy and sees education as an enabler for sustainable growth.

While there were initial debates about a review of the program, Ofori-Atta allayed fears and confirmed that the policy will continue.

In addition to addressing the Free SHS policy, the government also announced measures to rescue the ailing economy, including banning unnecessary foreign travel for public officers, cutting fuel coupons for government appointees by 50%, and refraining from establishing new public institutions.

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