Those who see a problem with off-campus accommodation
This exposes how grossly incompetent Akuffo Addo – Bawumia are. Let them come and explain to Ghanaians why is it that they never budgeted for infrastructures in our tertiary institutions since they know that they are unthought through the programme, the free SHS will increase the number of enrollment in the tertiary institutions.
This is in the DNA of all NPP governments. Do you remember the 4yrs SHS under prez Kuffour? They always implement policies without planning ahead. Even the recent reform at the Basic school level is a clear example. They implemented the reform before organizing shadow training for teachers, I can’t tell if the textbooks for the reform are now ready.
Now we are going to see the funny side of our current government. They failed to plan ahead.
Those who see no problem with off-campus accommodation
Infrastructure before implementation is not practical in our situation now because it cannot catch up with our population growth. If we were to build accommodation before implementing FSHS how many years can we build enough and how many potential students will be left behind. Solving the problems as they present themselves is better than trying to solve a problem by denying others the chance to education.
But off-campus private accommodation is not a new thing in Ghana. Currently, all over the country, the majority of University students stay in private hostels and rented rooms in private homes. So this has nothing to do with Free SHS… Moreover, if we eliminate corruption from the fabric of our society there will be enough resources to provide the need infrastructure for the benefit of the current and future generations.
Who gave him the job as Vice-Chancellor. Every university can Only take into admission the number of students they can take care of. Students want education, not accommodation. The government is not in charge of students’ admission. The vice should look at his administration, not politics.
Does everyone have to end up at the tertiary level? The most important thing is that it will come to a time where the minimum education in the country will now be SHS instead of JHS previously.