The Minister of Education, Hon. Adu Twum, has made a significant statement regarding the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy, emphasizing the need for improvement rather than a comprehensive review. In a press conference, the minister addressed concerns about the policy’s effectiveness and acknowledged areas that require enhancement.
Hon. Adu Twum highlighted the success of the Free SHS initiative in significantly increasing access to secondary education across the country. However, he acknowledged that there are challenges that need to be addressed to ensure the continued success and sustainability of the program.
The minister’s comments come amid discussions on the impact and future direction of the Free SHS policy, which has been a cornerstone of the government’s commitment to providing accessible education. Instead of advocating for a complete review, Hon. Adu Twum outlined plans for targeted improvements to address specific issues and refine the implementation of the policy.
The statement by the Education Minister has sparked debates among policymakers, educators, and the public, with various stakeholders expressing their perspectives on the best way forward for the Free SHS program. As the government works towards enhancing the policy, the nation awaits further details on the proposed improvements that will shape the future of secondary education in Ghana.
Story filed by: Nana Kwaku Duah