In a quest for solution to address the current challenges facing the free Seniorl High School (SHS) policy. The finance minister of Ghana, Ken Ofori Atta, has indicated that the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme will be reviewed.
SkyNet News has gathered that, the minister disclosed this to JoyNews on 28th July 2022. The minister said, the proposed review will deal with issues concerning efficiency of the policy, as well as proposals on how parents involvement will support the programme in ensuring that those needs are not left out of the discussions.
The proposals is to respond to the debate as to whether the policy should be reviewed or abolished since it’s consuming chunk of government revenue.
“The issue we have to contend with is that the kid by being a citizen has a right to education. The moral right of the parent is to look after their children or child. But as a government, we need to ensure that the child can go to school”, he mentioned.
“For instance, if we have scholarship schemes, you have to prove that you need the scholarship.
However, we must never compromise on the citizen who is less than 18 years and that child’s right to education,” he stressed.
“It’s a Cabinet’s decision when it comes to these proposals. However, I will be doing the necessary presentations to guide whatever decision that will be taken”, he assured.
“It is government’s right to ensure that the kid goes to school, however there is the need to ensure that it goes to the needy or those that can’t pay”.