President Akufo-Addo has assured that the Free Senior High School policy would not be cancelled despite the current economic crisis in the country.
The President said that the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine invasion on the world economy cannot be overemphasized, but added that it would not deter the government from providing free quality education at the basic and secondary school levels.
Free SHS to stay-President Akufo Addo.
The President was speaking at the 10th anniversary grand durbar of the University of Health and Allied Sciences in the Volta Regional capital of Ho.
Akufo Addo indicated that the government has identified education as an “equalizer of opportunities” hence would continue to channel resources into the sector to ensure the effective training of the Ghanaian child.
“I want each of them [children] to look in the mirror every morning and know they can achieve anything they dream of when they complete tertiary”, he said.
Free shs: Ensuring equal access to all
President Akufo-Addo said he and his government aims at ensuring that all Ghanaian children have equal access to quality education. This he said will imbibe in them the requisite qualities to enable them fit into the global village.
The President lauded UHAS for the tremendous development 10 years after its establishment, rubbing shoulders with the traditional universities in Ghana and across the globe.
He also added by announcing that government would make available GhC6.2 million to finance the extension of utilities to the various campuses of the University, which is solely vested in the training of health professionals.