The Minister of Education has said that his Ministry and the Ghana Education Service are proud to be a part of the Free SHS Policy and that they had put in all their best and are ready for any challenges.
Speaking at the launch of the Free SHS Policy on Tuesday at West African Secondary School (WASS) in Accra, Dr Opoku Prempeh said that, “Six decades ago this year, this country attained formal independence. The nation’s founders believed in her destiny and set her on a path of progress and prosperity. Today, we take an important step on that journey. From today onwards, no child will ever be denied senior high school education simply because his or her family is unable to afford it. This is what the Free SHS policy is about.”
He also stated unequivocally that this policy would not have been made possible without President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. He added that, this policy would not have seen the light of day without a determined, focused and driven leader. A leader who says “We have to do this, and we will do this, not because it is politically expedient, but because I believe it is the right thing to do for this country.”