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Much Touted Free SHS Policy Fraught With Serious Challenges - Catholic Bishops

The annual plenary Assembly of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference has ended in Wa, the Upper West Region, with a call on Government to rethink the much touted free Senior High School policy and find a way to solve the many challenges it comes with.

The Bishops in a communiquè issued at the end of the week-long conference commended Government for introducing policy which they said has increased enrolment and access to Secondary and tertiary education. They however said the challenges confronting the Free SHS programme should be addressed as a matter of urgency since they posed serious threats to the sustainability and success of the programme.

"We have to acknowledged there are significant challenges that needs to be addressed. Some of these include overcrowding in our schools, uncertainty about the school calendar, challenges with school feeding(with the buffer stock system of food distribution from suppliers) as well as the Computer School Selection and Placement System(CSSPS)," the Bishops observed in their communiquè.

The Conference also touched on Good governance, reiterated the catholic Church's support for the anti LGBTQ+ Bill currently before Parliament and the need for election of MMDCEs since the current mode of selection according to the Bishops is breeding grounds for bribery and corruption.

Click on the link below to read details of the Communiquè issued by Bishops Conference.

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