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We Dont Need Any 2-by-4 Free SHS Policy From NPP- Sterling Warns
 
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15-Feb-2017  
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With President Nana Akufo-Addo assuring Ghanaians that his administration will fund the cost of public Senior High Schools, a member of the Progressive People’s Party, has warned that parents wouldn’t expect to see their wards go through an educational system that wouldn’t bring the best out of them.

For all those who qualify for entry from the 2017/2018 academic year onwards, the president assured that his administration would cater for the cost of their tuition.

But Mr. John Sterling, who once contested the KEEA parliamentary seat on the ticket of the PPP registered his displeasure at the way government plans to roll out the ‘2-by-4’ policy.

According to him, second and third year students should also stand a chance to benefit from the policy which looks to benefit only 2017/2018 academic year entrants.

In his view, when it the free SHS plan the NPP administration has for Ghanaians, it is half baked and not encouraging.  

“The way this government is going about the free SHS programme is nerve-racking…So where do they expect parents whose children are in the second and third year to get money from to school them?”  

In addition to tuition which is already free, President Nana Akufo-Addo noted that there will be “no admission fees, no library fees, no science centre fees, no computer lab fees, no examination fees, no utility fees; there will be free textbooks, free boarding and free meals, and day students will get a meal at school for free.”

The President maintained that he is willing to take Ghana to the stage where public Senior High School education will be free for every Ghanaian child.

But for John Sterling and the PPP, he claims “this isn’t the right way to tackle the education sector. It must be done to cover everybody. The moneys must be used in the right way else, parents would suffer.”
 
 
 
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