Education

Akuffo Addo did not think deeply before introducing Free SHS- Educationist

Professor Kwame Badu Antwi-Boasiako an educationist has indicated that President Nana Akufo-Addo led government did not think deeply before introducing the Free Senior High School policy.

Speaking at the 63rd Anniversary, Speech and Prize Giving Day Celebration at the Agona Swedru Secondary School he said, the Free Senior High School policy should not have been introduced now as it is very expensive to sustain the policy.

He stressed that Senior High Schools in the Country today are facing alot of challenges as a result of Free Senior High School policy, adding that lack of infrastructure facilities like Classrooms, dormitories to accommodate the students have made the students to face problems something which is thwart the academic work of the schools.

“Teachers, are really suffering at the various Senior High Schools due to overload of work” he added

Prof. Kwame Badu Antwi-Boasiako questioned the credibility of the quality of education being offered under the Free Senior High School policy.

He urged Government to arrest such disturbing experiences and provide more accommodations, enough Classrooms, Teachers bungalows, supply internet to all the Senior High Schools in the Country to ensure quality teaching and learning under the Free Senior High School policy.

The Headmistress of Agona Swedru Senior High School Mrs. Golder Esi Andam also appealed to the Government, Stakeholders, Old Students of the School to come in to support the school to get teachers’ accommodations.

She said, teachers in the School struggle before getting a place to lay down their heads

Mrs. Andam noted that the school’s land is being encroached by the Community Members hence urged the old students to support the school to build a fence wall.

She also appealed to the District Chief Executive for Agona East District Assembly to facilitate the completion of the school’s CHPS compounds which the assembly started building

By Lawrence Odoom

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