Review Free SHS – Kwami Sefa Kayi Tells Gov't

Renowned Journalist and host of Peace FM's morning show 'Kokrokoo', Kwami Sefa Kayi has asked the ruling administration to review its flagship programme, the Free Senior High School (FSHS) policy.

He believes after nearly 5 years of the program, government and stakeholders in the education sector need to deliberate on fine-tuning certain aspects.

To him, parents who are financially capable should be made to pay for the boarding fees and other expenses of their kids, while procuring school items including uniforms and past questions for final year Senior High School (SHS) students preparing to sit for WASSCE needs to be cut off.

According to him, "I don't understand why after 4 or 5 years of free SHS, it has not been reviewed . . . How can someone who attends Achimota (for instance) and parents stay at East Legon or airport be made not to pay school fees? How? We can make tuition free but charge those at boarding houses.

“All I'm asking is, it's been five years let's do a review . . . My opinion is; pay for tuition, exam fee, library fee etc but those who want boarding school must pay". 

The Free SHS program was introduced by the Akufo-Addo government in 2017.