There is currently a big relief in the country, especially among parents whose wards would be benefitting from one of the New Patriotic Party government’s flagship programmes, the Free Senior High School policy.
The policy which commenced yesterday has generated so much euphoria within the country that a trip to some of the senior high schools around the capital showed how parents and their wards were briskly going about the registration process smoothly.
Hitherto the implementation of the policy, many had anticipated that it would be besieged with glitches and hitches.
However, from the interviews and checks conducted by the Daily Statesman, it was evidently clear parents were not having so much problems in the registration process.
Help me fight corruption
…Prez tells Bar Association
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appealed for the support of Members of the Ghana Bar Association to help guarantee the success of the ‘battles’ against corruption and the galamsey phenomenon, which he described as two of the most important challenges facing Ghana.
According to President Nana Akufo-Addo, “if we do not get a handle on corruption, we will not be able to develop our nation. By the same token, if we do not win the fight against environmental hazards, especially the battle against the galamsey phenomenon, we will have no nation to speak of.”
The President made this appeal, yesterday, when he delivered his remarks at the National Conference of the Ghana Bar Association, in Sunyani, which is being held on the theme “Saving the Future Generation from the Scourge of Corruption and Environmental Hazards – The Role of the Legal Profession.”
Free SHS will improve access and unearthed talents – Danquah Institute
Executive Director of the Danquah Institute, Kingsley Nyarko, has commended the decision of the Akufo Addo led government to ensure that the disadvantaged in society benefit from the free Senior High School policy.
According to Dr Nyarko, education is supposed to shape the thinking of the people, improving upon their wellbeing and most importantly, making them functional in their environment.
The objective of education is therefore to promote both personal and societal growth. To this end, he urged all Ghanaians to put aside their party affiliations and support the policy to succeed.