by: michael eli dokosi/www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
Candidate Akufo-Addo pledged to roll out free high schooling programme when voted for, so on September 12, 2017 at the West Africa Senior High School, President Akufo-Addo launched the Free Senior High School Programme enabling new entrants seeking high school education to gain admission free of charge while enjoying free meals.
The programme has the motto Access, Equity, Quality.
Speaking at the launch on Tuesday, the President said Ghana will be better off in the future with the full implementation saying the programme is a useful investment in the youth which will eventually drive Ghana’s economic transformation.
“We have a sacred duty to our children and other generations beyond in ensuring that irrespective of their circumstances, their right to education is preserved. That is why my government has decided to absorb all Senior High School fees that have been agreed between the Ghana Education Service Council and Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools. I want every Ghanaian child to attend Secondary school not just for what they learn in books, but for the life experiences they get,” Akufo-Addo stated.
The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on his social media page on September 11 at 5:01pm also noted:
//We thank God for today.
They said it was impossible.
They said it was an election gimmick.
They said it was a hoax.
Today, the impossible has become possible.
Today, Free Senior High School education is here.
We thank God for the vision and fortitude of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
God bless our homeland Ghana.//