In the era of poor access to health and maternal care, some assembly members have introduced measures in their electoral areas to stem the tide. Such is the story of Hon. Ofori Farried, Assembly Member for Oyoko who double as a presiding member for Sekyere Kumawu District of the Ashanti Region, who has implemented a ‘free transport scheme’ for pregnant women in his community.
When a celebrity finds him or herself affiliated to a political party, some people term it as either a way to promote his or her brand or basically a means to benefit financially. Here in Ghana, most celebrities who are affiliated to a particular political party are mostly musicians or actors who are seen or termed as influencers.
President Akuffo-Addo is calling for a broader conversation on how best to improve the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) policy in the country. The conversation that he is calling for, he says, must focus on finding sustainable sources of funding and access for the Free SHS programme.
The Free Senior High School policy has brought several changes in the spheres of Education in Ghana, Headmasters are not allowed in anyway to sack students over misbehaviors, some senior high school students can be sacked in some parts of the country most especially the North for possessing a phone, going to school a week late after school has resumed, going to town without permission, writing an external exam such as NOVDEC.
The aid to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Dr. Gideon boako has finally revealed the bitter truth about our educational system in Ghana especially the Senior High School(SHS). Dr. Gideon Boako boldly revealed that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) should not let it look like problems in SHS are present now because of free SHS.
Founding President and chief executive officer of IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, Franklin Cudjoe has shared an excerpt from Free SHS: The costly facts & figures published by IMANI Ghana In a post on his official Facebook page on Wednesday, 20th July 2022, he wrote;
*ARISE FOR YOUR COUNTRY; GHANA YOUTH PT1* Why should those who receive huge salaries still have access to FREE *fuel, accommodation, electricity etc? * *Why should they travel abroad for good healthcare on the expense of the country? * But the youth who is starting life have to pay high electricity, water, rent etc with small salary.
Paul Adom Otchere has defended the Finance Minister for his presentation on the mid year budget review statement. According to Paul Adom Otchere, even though the minority has lambasted Mr. Ken Ofori Atta for how he has managed the economy, the Majority in Parliament remained pleased with how the Finance Minister delivered it.
The Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku- Amankwaa has made some strong comments about the Free Senior High School. According to the GES Boss, the Ghana Education Service is a government agency and does not formulate or initiate any review of policies. He explained that any review is the sole decision of the President or government.
Finance Clergyman, Ken Ofori-Atta says a survey of the Free Senior Secondary School strategy stays a consistent chance. He made this disclosure on Joynews' PM Express, where he made sense of that the Training Clergyman is taking a gander at the strategy determined to comprehend how guardians can be remembered for a way that isn't coercive.
Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, the minister for the Upper West region, has pleaded with Ghanaians to be patient as the government implements the necessary policies to enable the nation deal with its various problems. He claimed that in light of the nation's current economic and other issues, Ghanaians must work together and cooperate in order for the government to be able to develop effective solutions to solve them.
According to the Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa they can get parents to bear some of the cost of educating their wards. Free Senior High School was initiated by the Akufo-Addo Administration, under Dr. Matthew In a recent interview with JoyNews, the Director-General of GES revealed that, “we can do some analysis and then come up saying; to give Raymond education which is quality, and add cost with their respective items”.
The host of a radio program titled Kokrokoo on Peace 104.3 FM, Nana Yaw Kesseh posed a question to the former National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary aspirant for Nkwanta South, Richard Manuribe. Nana Yaw Kesseh asked that if the National Democratic Congress (NDC) win the 2024 general elections, will they revert the free senior high school policy?
Gospel Musician speaks about Free SHS The award-winning Ghanaian gospel artiste, Cwesi Oteng, has disclosed his verdict on the Free SHS policy. Cwesi Oteng revealed that the Free SHS is an investment into the fortunes of Ghana. Just some few days ago, Cwesi Oteng disclosed his regret for openly declaring his support for the New Patriotic Party in 2020.
Ken Ofori Atta finally steps out publicly on the challenges students are facing, teachers involving the non teaching staffs, nurses and issues concerning the IMF at large. "Speaking in an interview with TV3’s Daniel Opoku, after a meeting with the striking teacher unions and other labour unions, in Accra on Friday July 8, the Finance Minister said “we believe that the cost of living has gone up globally and therefore, we should find a forum in which we all will discuss it so that we can have the common language and move forward in peace."
Before 2017, greater percentage of Ghanaian children who completed Junior High School (JHS) moved into the streets of Kumasi and Accra, where majority of them were later socialised into becoming prostitutes or armed robbers, However, the narrative changed in 2017 when the Akufo-Addo led government introduced the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy.
Large-scale printing of Free SHS branded T-shirts for distribution to approximately 1,274,412 kids now enrolled in schools across Ghana has been uncovered and reported by Starrfm.com.gh. This project is on course by the government to give them to shs students who are enjoying the free tuition and anything at the secondary level.
President Akufo-Addo has focused on that the Free Senior High School strategy wouldn't be dropped in spite of the ongoing monetary emergency in the country. He said that the assaulting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine intrusion on the world economy wouldn't stop the public authority from giving free quality training at the fundamental and auxiliary school levels.
The Ghana Education Service (GES), says a review of the Free Senior High School policy is underway to determine how much parents can pay. The Director General of the Ghana education service, Prof Opoku Amankwah said his statistics team is to conducts 'unit cost analysis' on a student as far as educating the student in terms of quality education is concerned.
Please follow us for more updates This is comparable to close to 33% of the 2021 spending plan of the Ministry of Education, which is carrying out one of the Government's leader programs, Free Senior High School (Free SHS). The Government is as of now attempting to beat the clock to raise about GHS4.5 billion through the Electronic Transactions Levy (E-Levy) - a homegrown income preparation upgrade measure to help public turn of events.