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#free shs

  • According to him, it is not captured anywhere in the 2019 budget that qualified students will be prevented from benefiting from the free SHS policy if their parents do not have a TIN.

    The Education Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has strongly dismissed claims that starting next year, students who qualify for free SHS would be denied access if their parents do not have TAX Identification Numbers (TIN).

  • According to President Akufo-Addo, “In all, 1.2 million children will be enrolled in our High Schools across the country under the policy, making it the largest number of students so enrolled in our history.”

    President Akufo-Addo says the Free Senior High School policy, introduced and implemented in 2017, will, from next month in September, have all students from SHS 1 to SHS 3 being its beneficiaries.

  • This year, the Akufo-Addo government has announced that it will spend some GH¢453 million ($103 million) of the country’s oil revenue on funding Free SHS, more than double the amount spent last year on funding the policy.

    President Akufo-Addo, says the use of some of the country’s oil revenues to fund the Free Senior High School policy, which is guaranteeing all Ghanaian school-going school access to senior high school education, is most appropriate.

  • The 2020 election, President Akufo-Addo stressed, is going to give the Ghanaian people another opportunity to tell the opposition NDC that “they live in another world ...

    President Akufo-Addo says the Ghanaian people will not entrust power into the hands of the opposition National Democratic Congress in 2020 because of their determination to cancel the Free Senior High School policy.

  • “No headmaster or headmistress, therefore, is to charge any unapproved or illegal fees, or charging fees already exempted under the free SHS policy. Government will make sure of this, and sanction any school head who flouts this directive,” he said.

    President Akufo-Addo says no headmaster or headmistress of any Senior High School in the country is to charge any unapproved or illegal fees, or charge fees already exempted under the Free SHS policy.

  • According to President Akufo-Addo, “It is not right that the overwhelming majority of ordinary Ghanaians should pay for the actions of a greedy few, without sanction.”

    The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured the Ghanaian people that “those responsible for the sequence of activities that led to the ‘banking crisis’ will face the full brunt of the law if they are found to have broken the law”.

  • With Mrs Chinery-Hesse becoming the first female Chancellor of any public university in the country, the President stated that she is taking over as Chancellor from one of Ghana’s most illustrious sons,

    President Akufo-Addo says one of the most important immediate challenges that will confront Universities across the country will be the dramatically increased population of students, who will be seeking admission in some two years, as a result of the Free Senior High School policy.

  • The Minister continued, “Very soon, this year, we are supplying Question and Answers, as model Question and Answers and Chief Examiners Report to every student in the country, so that, ...

    The Minister for Education, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, says the decision by the Akufo-Addo led government to spend the country’s oil revenues on “Free Senior High School education is a better investment than anything the country can dream of.”

  • A letter from the GES dated May 2, 2019 and addressed to all regional directors of education said the decision was made in consultation with the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary School (CHASS).

    First year Senior High Students (SHS) on the Green Track System would stay home for eight weeks instead of five when they leave their respective campuses for the second semester mid-semester break next week Friday.

  • The Minister of State-designate in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, has defended the four-year Senior High School curriculum saying that students who went through that system performed better than their counterparts who went through the three year course system.

  • “I remember I sat for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) with my fifth born ...

    Ms Comfort Nutsugah, a 51-year old trader, has taken advantage of Government's Free Senior High School Policy to further her education.

  • “Evil isn’t the real threat to the world. Stupidity is just as destructive as Evil, maybe more so, and it’s a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against Stupidity. That might actually make a difference.” Jim Butcher in Vignette

  • Since 2007 when we last reviewed our curriculum, a lot has changed. Indeed, a lot has changed since 2012, when the next review should have been conducted. Unfortunately, our children ...

    Written By Prince H Armah, PhD - The saying is true at both the personal and national levels that education is the greatest investment you can make. Education is the path out of poverty for nations as much as it is for individuals.

  • He said the government could not wait to address all the issues of infrastructure before continuing with the free SHS policy adding that “despite providing 96,403 mono desks, 33,171 pieces of dining hall furniture, 3,033 tables and chairs for teachers, 12,953 bunk beds,... it has not been enough to address all issues of infrastructure”.

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has chided pessimists of the double track education system and gave the assurance that the policy would be implemented in September this year.

  • Today, Monday, September 11, 2017, all senior high schools (SHSs) across the country reopen to begin the 2017/18 academic year.

  • I didn't support the free SHS policy of the NPP. I'm still intuitively against it. I've even argued that the free education policy in the three northern regions has outlived its usefulness. The people of the three regions can pay their children's fees just like those in southern Ghana.

  • Mr Darkwa said the schools were given the free hand to identify their own suppliers and agree with them when they could deliver.

    The Free SHS Secretariat says heads of senior high schools should be blamed if, as of now, their schools are yet to get the full complement of supplies under the free SHS policy.

  • Unfortunately, there are children between the ages of eight to 14 who have never been to school. These children are in their formative years, ...

    Written By Patrick Twumasi - Confucius once said “If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for 10 years, plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years, educate children”.

  • Challenges are good. They provide an excellent opportunity for initiatives to be refined and made better. This is my approach to many things – including the free Senior High School (SHS) policy.

  • They have been grouped into two tracks –Green and Gold- as the new double track system introduced by the government to deal with infrastructure challenges begin.

    The Ghana Education Service says it will adopt innovative means to monitor the performance of students who will be home while their colleagues are in school.

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