President Akufo-Addo will today, Tuesday September 12, launch the government’s much touted flagship education program, Free Senior High School as it begins across the country.
The event would be held at the premises of the West Africa Senior High School at Adenta in Accra and it’s also expected to be held concurrently across the country.
The Ghana Education Service(GES) has informed all Regional Ministers to liaise with GES offices in the regions to observe the event in a secondary school near them as the Presidency attaches a high level of importance to the project.
A total of over 400000 students are expected to benefit from the programme that excludes them from paying fees including admission, examination and utility fees.
The NPP which made the introduction of the Free SHS programme a campaign message in the keenly contested 2008 election could not implement it as the party painfully lost the poll.
The John Mahama administration which won power introduced in 2014 what it called the progressively free SHS education by gradually absorbing fees paid by students, but the NPP then in opposition chastised the government accusing it of hoodwinking Ghanaians in order to stay in power.
The NPP in the 2016 elections did not change its campaign message making the Free SHS its major campaign theme promising to roll it out if voted into power.