Free SHS has improved admittance and quality – Akufo-Addo

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the presentation and execution of the Free Senior High School strategy has guaranteed that a huge number of youthful Ghanaian people, who, beforehand, would have had their schooling shortened at Junior High School level, presently have the chance to additional their schooling.

As indicated by President Akufo-Addo, the presentation and acknowledgment of the Free SHS strategy advanced by his Government have extended significantly admittance to training, empowering a huge number of youngsters and ladies, from all sides of our nation, to go to senior secondary school.

“The arrangement has switched many years of rejection, which denied, all things considered, 100,000 young fellows and ladies, every year, section to senior secondary school training due to the destitution of their folks,” he said

The President spread the word about this on Saturday, 29th May 2021, when the University of Cape Coast gave an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership degree to him, at a service at the grounds of the University.

Tending to the social affair, President Akufo-Addo added that the Free SHS strategy has implied that Ghana would now be able to start to harvest the products of the gifts of all its youngsters, as has been astoundingly exhibited by the extraordinary aftereffects of the first graduands of the approach in the latest West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

“Of the 400 and 65 (465) who acquired 8As in the tests, the “Akufo-Addo graduates” from Ghana, as they have gotten known, we’re answerable for 400 and eleven (411) of them,” he said.

The President proceeded, “approaches been augmented, however, quality has additionally been kept up, undoubtedly, improved. Government is likewise guaranteeing that admittance to tertiary schooling is extended, through the expulsion of the underwriter necessity that makes it hard for certain understudies to apply for credits through the Student Loan Trust Fund program.”

This interaction of extension of instructive freedoms, he focused, “must be the bedrock of instructive approach in the 21st century for our country, if we are to make the fast change of our social and financial lives we as a whole look for.”