Free SHS review not possible and Ghanaians will reject any attempt. On this issue, the President Nana Akufo-Addo said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are dreamers who are desirous of reviewing the Free SHS policy.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) on countless occasion have indicated they will ensure consultations and a possible review the policy should it be voted into power.
The message from the president to the NDC and Ghanaians is clear “Free SHS review not possible.
However, the NPP led and president of the republic of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo, while giving an address at the 70th-anniversary celebration of Prempeh College in Kumasi revealed that the review attempt of the NDC will amount to a plan to cancel the policy.
“Free SHS has come to stay, and the people of Ghana will never allow the dreamers, who have still not woken up from the slumber of their defeat in 2016, to come and cancel it under the guise of a so-called ‘review’.”
In his statement he added that the intention of the government is to ensure, no student is denied access to secondary education in Ghana.
Students currently in SHS 3 will be the first batch of beneficiaries to write the WASSCE come June 2020.
Since the West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) to be written in June next year, would be an important measure of the policy, the President gave an important message to all candidates and said.
“You should always remember that there are some powerful political actors in our country who never wanted, and still do not want the policy. They described it as a gimmick, declared it attainable only after twenty (20) years, said it was too expensive, and now they are saying when they come back, God knows when, they will review it.”
He challenged the final year students to make very good grades when the seat for the examination and also make good use of the over 400,000 past questions that government has made available to them.