The Minister of Information, Oppong Nkrumah has announced that the Free Senior High School Programme and all16 flagship programmes of the government are up to be looked at.
According to Mr. Oppong Nkrumah all the 16 flagship programmes are up to be looked at. The President has directed that the flagship programmes should be protected and fully implemented to ensure that the impact is achieved.
“However, he wants it done within the constraints of item number 2 which is the fiscal framework we are working with. If based on the caps that we are working with we will have to rescope a particular flagship program, we will do it and see how much we can achieve,” he told Accra-based Citi FM on Monday March 21.
Some citizens of the country have called for a review of the Free Senior High School Programme.
For instance, a former Rector at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Professor Stephen Adei said as a part of a review of the free secondary school policy, the government must exempt Category A or best-performed SHSs from the Free Senior High School programme.
“We have to look at it again. I think that there are certain schools which we should make autonomous and fee-paying and people will go there, but then make sure there are good community schools for everybody else,” he told Joy News.
“Only a small proportion of the poor come to Achimota, let the rich go there and pay. Use the Achimota funds to have very good schools in every district so that they can be there and don’t have to travel.”
According to Oppong Nkrumah, rescoping of the flagship program will be introduced to see how much it can achieve.
Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta in 2018 also suggested a review of the programme to make parents who are in the position to afford paying the fees to do so.
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