The most talked about flagship program of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, Free Senior High School (FSHS), has been subjected to intense criticisms and vituperations by political pundits and educationists on the basis of poor implementation of a good program.
Parents pay huge sum of money to cater for their children who couldn’t get boarding facility.
According to the Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Kofi Asare, government should critically look at the accommodation deficit associated with FSHS if only they want to improve the enrollment rate of pupils.
He further asserted in a Facebook post that the directive of the government to enforce public school heads and persuade religious leaders to admit the surplus qualified students won’t yield the expected return of solving the enrollment gap of FSHS.
“My issue is, how does a mere directive to school heads to admit the excess, resolve the problem? How does calling on Religious Leaders and the General Public to enroll solve the problem? The issue is not an admission problem, it is an accommodation one. If government takes care of the accommodation cost alone, I am confident the enrollment numbers would improve significantly”, he said.
His asseveration is based on huge number of students who haven’t gotten a chance to be enrolled in Public Senior High Schools after a month of reopening schools.
He wrote this on his Facebook page today.
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