Senior Political Science Lecturer of the University of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Asah Asante has commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for implementing his free SHS policy.
The free SHS policy was a major campaign promise by the Akufo-Addo administration and one of the promises that saw Ghanaians vote for the government to come into power following the 2016 elections.
As the nation gears towards the 2020 elections which come off on 7th December, President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia are seeking another term in office.
It's obvious they're banking their hopes on the free SHS track record to win this year's elections.
The free SHS programme is said to benefit over a million school children in the country.
It was introduced to ensure every child who gains admission into Senior High School doesn't pay fees but enjoy free tuition from the beginning of their secondary education to graduation.
The programme is seen as a huge relief to parents and families since the financial pressures that characterized they sending their children to school are now a thing of the past.
The free SHS policy has also been captured in the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) 2020 manifesto as the government promises to continue it in its second term.
Contributing to Friday's 'Kokrokoo' on Peace FM, Dr. Kwame Asah Asante applauded the President for not reneging on the free SHS promise but boldly implementing it to ease the financial burden on families.
He touted it as a good initiative and was happy the government will see to its continuity.
However, he made an appeal to President Akufo-Addo to extend the policy to cover Universities as well.
Dr. Asah Asante implored the government to institute the policy for first-year University students so as to cushion them to complete their tertiary education.
"It's my prayer that what the party is doing will be extended to the University," he told host Kwami Sefa Kayi.
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